London: Black teen handcuffed and forced to ground by Met Police

ByLavinia E. Smith

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Janet Joseph with her son De-shaun
His mum arrived to the scene in south London as he was remaining handcuffed on the floor (Photo: ITV)

A youthful Black teenager was handcuffed and thrown to the flooring by Metropolitan Law enforcement officers on his way dwelling from school in a situation of mistaken id.

De-shaun Joseph, 14, thought ‘he was heading to die’ when law enforcement apprehended him in south London on Thursday.

He allegedly matched the description of a suspect in link with a nearby theft.

Footage taken displays the helpless youngster becoming forced to the floor outside Blackhorse Road tram station in Croydon.

A person of the officers can be seen kneeling on De-shaun’s legs and a different holding his hands driving his back again.

Shocked by the police’s carry out, passersby stopped to film the incident.

1 gentleman can be read pleading with them: ‘He is a younger boy, bruv. He’s a younger boy. You are staying a bit aggressive.’

De-shaun was on his way household from college when police stopped him
He allegedly matched the description of a suspect in link with a close by robbery
Anxious passersby stopped to film the disturbing scene

De-shaun’s cellular was confiscated but he shouted out his mum’s quantity to a woman viewing the scene. 

Janet Joseph, who arrived at the scene as her son was remaining handcuffed on the floor, told ITV News she was ‘worried my son would be the next George Floyd’.

The schoolboy, who suffers from asthma, reported: ‘I was upset and fearful. I assumed I was likely to die.

‘I was curious due to the fact I have not done anything at all wrong and they just stopped me for no motive.’

He has been remaining mentally scarred by the incident, with medical doctors stating he endured bruising to his again.

‘It’s each and every parent’s worst nightmare,’ Ms Joseph reported. ‘It’s the exact old tale – each black boy suits the description.

‘There’s no excuse for what they did to my son and the excessive drive they made use of on a 14-year-aged black boy.’

De-shaun was later on released devoid of arrest and the police admitted they had the incorrect man or woman.

Subsequent an original critique of body-worn digital camera footage carried out by the Met’s Directorate of Experienced Standards, they found that ‘no misconduct is apparent’.

A statement from the pressure additional: ‘He was detained for the functions of a search, at which issue he verbally abused officers and turned obstructive.

‘Once he was eradicated as a doable suspect, he was given a penned history of the halt and research and authorized on his way.’

A general public complaint has now been built and will be investigated by the professional standards unit.

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