Monday, November 23, 1998 Published at 02:13 GMT
Racist officers to be sacked
Police chief says racist officers should be dismissed
The new president of the Chief Police Officers' Association has warned that officers who are deliberately racist will be sacked.
Mr Newing said there is a will within the police force to tackle racism.
But he said as with wider society it may not be eradicated.
He admitted that as a young officer he may well have unwittingly been responsible for racism.
He is adamant that overtly racist officers must be dismissed from the service.
Mr Newing believes the report into the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry will be a catalyst for change in the service.
Although he, naturally, hopes such a case never happens again, he says the possibility cannot be ruled out.