Met PC jailed for breaking man’s leg in ‘clear case of racial profiling’

Met PC jailed for breaking man’s leg in ‘clear case of racial profiling’

A Met officer jailed for breaking the leg of a black father in front of his teenage sons did so in a “clear case of racial profiling”, a judge has said.

Carl Abrahams left a cemetery in east London with his children on 31 December 2018 after laying flowers.

On their walk home, he was targeted by PC Charlie Harrison.

Judge Gregory Perrins said he was in no doubt that “had Mr Abrahams and his sons been white”, Harrison would simply have driven by.

Harrison was jailed for two years and three months on Monday at Southwark Crown Court after being convicted of GBH.

The court heard shortly after lunchtime on New Year’s Eve, Harrison was driving an unmarked police car in Forest Gate as part of the Violent Crime Task Force.

He approached Mr Abrahams, who had taken his sons to the cemetery to visit their mother’s grave, and performed a “leg sweep” to knock him to the ground.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-56746987

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