The Metropolitan police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct over an incident where an older black man was hospitalised after officers pulled over his vehicle in south London.
Oh..? Did they savagely assault a pensioner then, for no reason?
The 70-year-old driver was stopped by traffic officers in Bromley over a broken brake light on Monday afternoon.
The man allegedly struggled with an officer after getting out of his car, leaving the officer with an eye injury.
Ah. More the other way round.
But what could possibly cause an elderly man to go tonto when the police stop him to point out a defect in his vehicle? I'd be greatful to have this pointed out, thank them, and call the garage to get it fixed.
The caption on the post, which has been liked more than 100,000 times and generated more than 5,000 comments, reads: “Today these police men beat up my dad in the Shortlands/Bromley area as they said he posed immediate threat towards them. This incident escalated because the police men pulled my dad due to one of his lights not working which he was not aware of.
“My dad is born-and-bred Jamaican whose accent is very strong and isn’t afraid to say what he feels about the @metpolice_uk and their corrupt racist system as my dad made hand gestures telling them to leave him alone they felt it was now their duty to physically abuse him.”
Case closed, I think!