May 22 2012
A Scotland Yard officer has denied racially abusing a suspect after the summer riots.
Pc Alex MacFarlane elected to be tried by a Crown Court jury as he appeared before magistrates accused of telling 21-year-old Mauro Demetrio: "The problem with you is you will always be a n*****, yeah?".
The bespectacled 52-year-old was granted bail to appear again at Southwark Crown Court on June 29.