Call for watchdog to investigate Met after video emerges of black man being kneed in face

New London case follows police referral to IOPC for another arrest where man pepper-sprayed while in cuffs

The Metropolitan police force is under pressure to refer itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct after footage emerged of a black man being kneed in the face while handcuffed during a stop and search by two officers in Hackney, east London.

It comes after the Met referred itself to the police watchdog for a separate incident, where another black man was pepper-sprayed in nearby Greenwich at close range while in cuffs on the ground during lockdown, footage also released to the Guardian showed.

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