Logan: Race has slipped off agenda
6 April 2012 Last updated at 14:01 BST
Eight Metropolitan Police officers and a civilian staff member have been suspended as the IPCC investigates complaints of racism against the force.
The Met said an acting sergeant and two PCs based in Newham had been suspended on Thursday over a claim of racist abuse after last year's London riots.
Five more officers and a civilian staff member have been suspended within the past year over seven other complaints.
Leroy Logan is the former President of the Metropolitan Black Police Association. He told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast that it was a mistake to shut down the Stephen Lawrence Steering Group.
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