I thought I'd put some Freedom of Information Requests in about racism in the police force for three North West Regions. These results are correct as of June 2012 and this is what I found...
Over the last three years Greater Manchester Police have had 5 racial misconduct investigations - one member of staff resigned prior to their misconduct hearing.
Since 2003 30 officers have been investigated and 7 of them left the force before their misconduct hearing.
No officers at Merseyside Police have been disciplined for any of the 8 racial misconduct investigations over the past 3 years.
A freedom of information request found there have been 8 misconduct investigations and 66 complaints all racially related since 2009.
In the past 3 year years Lancashire Police force has had only one racial misconduct case - the lowest for all three regions.
I think what I find most interesting is the people who leave the force before any kind of trial or hearing has taken place. It makes you wonder what else slips through the net before any action is taken against the perpetrator.