Racism probe.THE civil servant head of Scotland Yard's watchdog was under investigation today over allegations of racism.
Catherine Crawford, chief executive of the Metropolitan Police Authority The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) is the police authority responsible for supervising the Metropolitan Police Service, the police force for Greater London (excluding the City of London Police area). , is at the centre of an independent inquiry. It was sparked after members of the Metropolitan Black Police Association claimed she discriminated against ethnic minority officers.
They told investigator Anthony Allen Anthony Allen (died 11 April 1754), an English lawyer and antiquary, was born at Great Hadham in Hertfordshire, about the end of the seventeenth century. He went to King's College, Cambridge, and took his bachelor's degree in 1707, and his master's in 1711. she failed to hold senior members of the force to account over claims of racial and religious prejudice.
Mrs Crawford was a key behind-the-scenes figure in an angry race row which embroiled Britain's largest force last year.
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Mrs Crawford has advised senior officers, including former Commissioner Sir Ian Blair, on how to handle a series of explosive claims against the force.