Scotland Yard has asked the Independent Office for Police Conduct to investigate as a London Metropolitan Police chief describes the footage as ‘extremely disturbing’ and showed techniques ‘not taught in police training’.
Two Metropolitan Police officers were filmed detaining a black man on the ground as he shouts “Get off my neck.”
Police chief Sir Steve House, Deputy Commissioner, described the footage as “extremely disturbing” and said “some of the techniques used cause me great concern – they are not taught in police training.”.
Scotland Yard has asked the police watchdog to investigate after the footage showed a police officer kneeling on the neck of the man.
One officer has been suspended and another removed from operational duty.
Police were called to a fight in Isledon Road, Islington, north London, at around 6.30pm on Thursday.