London’s Metropolitan Police have shown that it isn’t just in the U.S. that suspects, especially black suspects, are subject of police brutality. Sarah Reed, a 30-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by London Metropolitan Police officer James Kiddie. Reed was suspected of stealing items from a London store and constable Kiddie was sent to investigate. Footage of the shocking act of police brutality was captured on the store’s security camera and as a result Mr Kiddie’s act of brutality ended with him being dismissed from the police and convicted of assaulting Reed.
The security camera footage of Kiddie’s act of police brutality has been obtained by the BBC and they report that police officer grabbed Ms Reed by the hair and then punched her as she lay on the floor of the Uniqlo store in Regent Street, London in 2012. Kiddie’s brutality also extended to him placing his knee on Ms Reed’s throat as he attempted to handcuff her and pulling her hair.