An officer was suspended following video footage surfaced revealing police kneeling to a guy’s neck in north London, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Friday.
The footage shared Twitter on Thursday seems to demonstrate a black guy being detained in Islington by 2 officers. He’s heard saying”get off my throat”.
Another officer was eliminated from operational responsibility.
“We’re mindful of a movie revealing part of the broader episode where two officers have arrested the man on the floor,” that the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
“Our officers execute their obligation daily across London in often difficult conditions. Where force is used, officers have to have the ability to justify such as legal, proportionate, and necessary.”
Metropolitan Police said it had detained a guy on”feeling of affray” and possession of an offensive weapon.
The man is now in police custody in London.
Deputy Met Police commissioner Sir Steve House said the footage was”extremely disturbing” and was known to the police watchdog.
“The guy involved has been arrested, taken into a police station, and has been viewed by a police physician.
“A number of these methods utilized cause me great anxiety — they aren’t educated in police practice,” he explained.
An investigation into the incident is underway.