The Mayor of Lewisham has added to criticism of police filmed using “excessive force” to arrest a black woman in the area.
Damien Egan said he was “shocked” by the footage, which showed six officers pinning down Kamyimsola Olatunjoye, 28, as she shouted “I can’t breathe” on May 9.Was he shocked because, if she could speak, she clearly could breathe?
No, of course not. There's #virtuesignalling to be done!
“We have been shocked by images of police using excessive force to arrest black people in Lewisham in recent weeks and we have been meeting with the police to ensure these instances are investigated, and that we receive information, by ethnicity, relating to the increase of stop and search during lockdown.”Maybe the increase is due to the actions of those targeted, rather than the actions of those targeting them?
But maybe I'm being too harsh, maybe some racist police jumped on this poor fragile flower as she was innocently walking down the street and...
The Independent Office of Police Conduct has launched an investigation into Ms Olatunjoye’s arrest, who was charged with obstructing a drugs search.
She was travelling as a passenger in a car that failed to stop for police, Scotland Yard said.Guess not.