Police admit racial harrassment of Afro-Australians

Police admit racial harrassment of Afro-Australians

Police admit racial harrassment of Afro-Australians

Updated 19 February 2013, 14:32 AEST

A group of young Afro-Australians have have won concessions from police over their claims that they were racially harrassed. 

There has been an agreement for an inquiry after an anlysis of a police database revealed young African men were more than twice as likely to be questioned and searched by police in parts of Melbourne than other residents.

It's a big win for six Africans who say they've been regularly racially abused and beaten by police for almost 10 years.
 
Daniel Haile-Michael is one of the men involved in the civil case.
 
 
Presenter: Phil Kafcaloudes
 
Speaker: Daniel Haile-Michael, member of Australia's African community

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Host of Radio Australia's daily morning talk program.  In his nearly 30 years in the media industry, Phil has been a radio presenter, TV reporter and the ABC's journalism trainer.  

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