London police accused of racial profiling in lockdown searches

Posted by on May 16, 2020 6:12 am
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Black man stopped and handcuffed says police misuse of stop and search has got worse during coronavirus crisis

Police in London have been accused of racial profiling by a school pastoral support worker whose account on Twitter of being handcuffed and questioned has prompted political questions about the role of officers during the city’s lockdown.

Dwayne Francis, who was detained while waiting in his car for a post office to open en route to work, said young black men’s negative experiences of police use of stop and search in London had got worse during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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