After being detained by officers, the musician Fuse ODG has filed a formal complaint against the Metropolitan Police.
On February 28, London-born Afrobeat musician Nana Richard Abiona said four Brixton police officers “racially profiled” him.
The Metropolitan Police stated that officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards were evaluating the complaint.
They also stated that a voluntary referral to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) had been made.
Fuse ODG wrote on Instagram, “I spent six hours in A&E due to how tightly they clamped the handcuffs on me… (excruciating pain! ), as well as weeks of neck and back pain.”
The British-Ghanaian musician said he had “taken the time to process the incident” after not releasing the video footage earlier in the year.
He was in the car with his manager, Andre Hackett, when officers removed him and placed restraints on him.
Mr. Abiona remarked, “It’s bizarre that this is the norm for so many of us who grew up in this country. Even stranger is the fact that this is still the case in the world after George Floyd.
“We have seen so many recordings of British police officers beating and even kneeling on black children in recent months. I am aware of this because they frequently come to me for assistance.
“As a black man living in this system, regardless of how much money you make or the positive impact you have on the world, they only see you as one thing,” the tragic reality is.
Mr. Abiona continued, “We are not expecting justice from this system.”