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Jail threat for police chiefs who fail to combat racism

PUBLISHED June 15, 2004

Fourteen chief constables will be warned today that they face jail unless they act to stamp out racism in their forces.

In what was described as a "critical test" for the Government's new race relations legislation, Trevor Phillips, the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), will put the senior officers on notice, along with the heads of eight police authorities, telling them they must respond or face being brought before the courts.