A thousand young, black men removed from Met gang violence prediction database


Exclusive: Sadiq Khan review into ‘discriminatory’ police matrix found 38% on list posed little or no risk

One thousand young, black men have been removed from an allegedly discriminatory gangs database used by police in London, after a review found they posed no or little risk of committing violence, the Guardian has learned.

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The Metropolitan police’s gang violence matrix contains the names and details of thousands of people who police say pose a risk of committing gang violence. It then gives them a score showing how likely they are to commit gang violence.

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