A policeman has been suspended after allegedly calling a man a 'n*****' during the London riots.
The officer, who sources named as PC Alex MacFarlane of the Metropolitan Police, was apparently recorded by the suspect on a mobile phone as he took him into custody.
The officer is understood to have told the 21-year-old black man: 'The problem with you is you will always be a n*****, yeah? That’s your problem, yeah.'
The Independent Police Complaints Commission investigated and passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after the man passed the recording to other police officers.
The CPS initially decided not to charge PC MacFarlane or two other officers but tonight confirmed they would assess the file again after the man’s lawyers complained.
Grace Ononiwu, deputy chief crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) London, said: 'Lawyers for the complainant ha
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