‘Radical Overhaul’ needed as yet another black man dies in London police custody

Police Officers On Duty

source: Sputnik News
published: 24 July 2017

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in London is facing fresh investigations over the treatment of Rashan Jermaine Charles, also known as “Rashman,” a young black man who died in custody.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) confirmed in a statement that at around 1.45am on Saturday, 22 July, officers requested a car, traveling in the London Borough of Hackney, to stop, and that a man was later taken to hospital after he became “unwell.”

Video footage shows Mr. Charles walking into a shop. He is quickly followed by a police officer who pulls Mr. Charles’ hands behind his back. The officer then pushes the young man to the floor, as a plain clothes officer also rushes into the shop and starts to pin Mr. Charles down.

The video footage lasts for 3 minutes and 53 seconds, and by the end, it appears that Mr. Charles has stopped breathing.

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