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A jury at Southwark Crown Court have failed to come to a verdict for the second time leaving PC Alex MacFarlane, 53, to walk free despite a recording of him telling 21-year-old Mauro Demetrio “you will always be a nigger.”

PC Alex MacFarlane

Judge Michael Gledhill discharged PC MacFarlane of Forest Gate police station after a jury couldn’t come to decision, and it is unlikely that a third trial will be held.

The case wasn’t even going to go to court in the first place as the CPS didn’t want to put the officer on trial. It was only when Demetrio’s lawyers pushed for a trial that they gave in.

Hmm…

As one Pappzd reader put it earlier today

https://twitter.com/Evaghn/status/261438986214580224

This isn’t the first time the policeman has been in trouble for racial abuse. MacFarlane was also involved in another racial incident involving a youth who accused him of kicking him whilst on the floor of a police cell.

The police already have a big trust problem with minorities and this won’t help to improve that. As another Pappzd reader put it

It just makes you think how hypocritical the police and the judicial system can be.

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