Britain's most senior Muslim police officer has reached an out-of-court settlement with London's Metropolitan Police after accusing it of racial discrimination, the police force said Tuesday.

Tarique Ghaffur was suspended as assistant commissioner in September after launching legal proceedings against his boss, outgoing Metropolitan Police commissioner Ian Blair, whom he accused of discrimination over a long period.

Under the deal agreed with Blair and his deputy Richard Bryan, Ghaffur will retire, receive compensation and have part of his legal costs paid, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

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