Six Metropolitan Police officers who allegedly dragged a black off-duty fireman from his car and shot him with a Taser should face charges of racial discrimination, a statutory watchdog says. The victim claims he was simply requesting assistance.
Edric Kennedy-Macfoy says the officers in question behaved in a wild and unpredictable manner when he addressed them in North London to offer them a description of a man he had seen hurling a rock at a police vehicle.
Following a 20-month investigation into his case, the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) said there was noteworthy evidence the officers had profiled the fireman in a discriminatory manner.
The findings, seen by the Guardian, were compiled after a comprehensive probe which entailed speaking with witnesses to the incident.
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