News 10 June 2020

Wretch 32 Shares Disturbing Footage Of Police Tasering His 62 Year Old Dad

10 June 2020

In the midst of a pivotal moment in history regarding race relations and justice across the world, Wretch 32 has released a shocking footage which shows his family’s experience of police brutality.

Yesterday evening June 9), Wretch 32 took to social media to post a footage of his father – 62-year-old Millard Scott – tumbling down the stairs after being tasered by police in his home in north London in April.

“This is how the police think they can treat a 62 year old black man in Tottenham but this 1 happens to be my dad #Nojusticenopeace,” Wretch 32 wrote in the caption alongside the video.

Speaking to ITV News about the incident, Mr Scott said:
“The only people who have invaded our space are the Metropolitan Police. The only people who seem to ignore the guidelines put out there are the Metropolitan Police.

“It seems at this moment in time we are being singled out and targeted.”

Following a review into the case, the Metropolitan Police said they had found “no indication of misconduct”.

However, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for an “urgent” investigation by the police watchdog into the incident.

“I have asked the Metropolitan Police for an urgent explanation of this distressing incident which is understandably causing considerable concern,” Sadiq Khan said.

He added: “It is absolutely vital that our police service retains the trust of the communities it serves.”

A spokesperson for the Met Police said police entered the house of Mr Scott as part of “a long-running operation to tackle drugs supply linked to serious violence”.

In a statement, the police force said: 
“As officers entered the premises, a man came downstairs and started moving towards an officer suddenly.

“He was ordered to remain where he was but continued towards officers who, after several warnings, deployed a Taser.

“The man was not arrested, but was assessed by the London Ambulance Service at the scene. He did not require further medical treatment.

“Officers from the North Area Command Unit have liaised with the family to discuss any concerns they have about the incident.

“The incident, including body worn footage, has been reviewed by the Met’s directorate of professional standards and no indication of misconduct has been identified.”