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Race case officer will not face charges

By Margaret Davis

A firearms officer who was hounded by her Scotland Yard boss for being a black woman will face no further action after she was arrested by another force.

PC Carol Howard, who was paid £37,000 after suffering race and sex discrimination while working for the Metropolitan Police's Diplomatic Protection Group, has been told that a string of allegations will not be pursued.

Sussex Police did not name the officer, but said: "Following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service, a 35-year-old woman from Coulsdon, Surrey, who was arrested on suspicion of harassment, making threats to damage property in Crawley, Sussex, perverting the course of justice, witness intimidation and possession of an indecent image of a child under 16, has been advised that there will be no further action taken against her. She had previously been advised that no further action would be taken against her on an allegation of assault."

She was arrested twice by Sussex Police after a disagreement with her estranged partner, and was also held by the Metropolitan Police in April this year.

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