Watch as ‘innocent cyclist repeatedly punched by police officer’

Police Officers On Dutyoriginally by: Birmingham Mail
published: 2 May 2020

This is the shocking moment a man is hauled over the bonnet of a police car and and repeatedly punched by an officer investigating a bicycle theft. The West Midlands cop involved in the incident in Frederick Road Aston on April 20 has now been suspended after the CCTV emerged.

He is the same officer also accused of attacking a schoolboy in a separate complaint just one day later, also caught on film.

The cyclist, who suffered bruising to his torso, says he was wholly innocent. He says he was riding his own bike for permitted pandemic exercise when he was stopped.

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on the UK

Torture Hands In Prisonsource: Council of Europe
published: 30 April 2020

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its ad hoc visit to the United Kingdom, which took place from 13 to 23 May 2019, together with the response of the United Kingdom authorities.

This targeted follow-up visit to England focussed on the persistently high levels of violence in the local male adult prisons and juvenile detention centres, as well as on broader concerns regarding regimes, the use of force, segregation and use of means of restraint. The visit followed up on serious concerns raised in the CPT’s report on the April 2016 visit to the United Kingdom, as well as during high-level meetings with Ministers in April 2017.

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Mark Duggan shooting: family settle high court claim against Met

Mark Duggan
Mark Duggan

source: The Guardian  
published: 10 October 2019

The family of Mark Duggan, whose killing sparked civil unrest across England in 2011, have settled a high court claim against the Metropolitan police.

Duggan, 29, was shot dead in Tottenham, north London, after armed officers intercepted the minicab in which he was travelling on the basis of intelligence that he was carrying a gun. A pistol was later found about seven metres away from the minicab.

Duggan’s shooting in August 2011, by an officer known only as V53, sparked riots in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and other English cities for nearly a week.

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