Victoria Police could be charged for racist abuse

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Melbourne, Mar. 19 (ANI): Victoria Police officers are likely to be charged once an investigation into racism in the force is completed.

The investigation was sparked off last year after the police watchdog received information on "racist attitudes" in the ranks.

The Office of Police Integrity is now overseeing the case, which is being spearheaded by Victoria Police's Ethical Standards Department.

The Age believes that disciplinary charges are likely, and there is the potential for criminal charges in the case, which could be wrapped up within weeks.

OPI director Michael Strong said he was closely consulting with senior police officers on the matter.

The emergence of the investigation comes just days after the release of a report claiming police was taunting African youths in Melbourne.

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland conceded this week that there were some racists in the ranks, but said they would be dealt with. (ANI)

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