Labour MP Dawn Butler stopped by police in London | The Guardian

Car driven by friend of ex-minister pulled over, with officers subsequently admitting they made a mistake Dawn Butler, the Labour MP and former shadow equalities minister, has described being stopped by the police while driving with a friend through east London, saying her experiences show “the system is institutionally racist”.Butler, a strong critic of police stop-and-search tactics, said the car being driven by her male friend, who like Butler is black, was pulled over by two police cars in Hackney, with officers saying the vehicle was registered to North Yorkshire. Continue reading…

Car driven by friend of ex-minister pulled over, with officers subsequently admitting they made a mistake

Dawn Butler, the Labour MP and former shadow equalities minister, has described being stopped by the police while driving with a friend through east London, saying her experiences show “the system is institutionally racist”.

Butler, a strong critic of police stop-and-search tactics, said the car being driven by her male friend, who like Butler is black, was pulled over by two police cars in Hackney, with officers saying the vehicle was registered to North Yorkshire.

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