In June last year, “D”, a black man while driving through Brixton was stopped and assaulted by police officers from the Territorial Support Group. The ferocity of attack left him with a cracked rib. After he pulled over, the officers jumped out of a van and claimed that they saw him make a drug deal. He was originally charged with “assaulting a police officer” but this was changed to “police obstruction” and the trial took place at the Inner Crown Court, earlier this week. D was put on a warning list and so was given only 18 hours notice before his trial date started making it difficult for LCAPSV to organise court solidarity.
After a 3 day trial, D was found “Not Guilty” by a Crown Court Jury, he is grateful for all the support he has received and is now taking considering his options about subsequent actions. Thank you for all the support whether in attending or even just sharing this incident.