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Met Police Officer Suspended After Kneeling On Black Man During Arrest
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Met Police Officer Suspended After Kneeling On Black Man During Arrest

A Metropolitan Police officer has been suspended after being videoed kneeling on the neck of a Black man in north London during an arrest. Metropolitan Police’s deputy commissioner Sir Steve House described the footage as “deeply disturbing” and said some of the techniques, which are “not taught in police training”, caused him “great concern”. He said one of the officers involved has been suspended and the other removed from operational duty, while the incident has been passed to the police watchdog for investigation. The video footage, captured by an unnamed witness and posted on social media, shows two officers holding the handcuffed man on a pavement. One of the officers is at first seen kneeling on the man’s neck and has a hand on his head, while the other is restraini...