Met officer jailed after breaking innocent black mans knee in ‘clear case of racial profiling’
13 Apr 2021
A metropolitan police officer has been jailed after breaking the leg of a black man in what a judge described as a ‘clear case of racial profiling’.
Carl Abrahams, 47, had his knee broken by PC Charlie Harrison in front of his sons as they dropped flowers off at their mother’s grave. tomar ivermectina engorda Harrison kicked Abrahams in the knee, causing a fracture that left him on crutches for three months.
Dressed in plain clothes, Harrison pulled over in an unmarked patrol car, approached the family and used a ‘leg sweep’ to knock Mr Abrahams to the ground. The officer and his colleagues who work for Scotland Yard’s Violent Crime Task Force had been searching for black suspects wanted for violent crimes in the area.
Harrison is said to have made no effort to identify himself as a police officer even threatening a passerby with arrest if they did not “move along”.
PC Harrison was charged with GBH in August 2019 after an investigation by officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards and after a five-day trial at Southwark Crown Court will serve a two years and three months after sentencing.
Judge Gregory Perrins said: “This was a clear case of racial profiling. ketoconazole and high dose ivermectin side effects I am satisfied that had they have been white you would have driven by without disturbing them. ivermectina 6 mg 4 tabletas precio farmacia guadalajara They had done nothing wrong, they were simply a family on their way back from a graveyard,”
“He is still in pain today, can no longer play football and needs regular physiotherapy. He has had to give up sport as a result of the fracture,”
“Even three years later his sons remain in fear of the police and worry they will be targeted because of the colour of their skin. Mr Abrahams believes the reason he was assaulted was (that) he was black.”
The officer brazenly told the court that he approached the Abrahams family because “you don’t find drugs or weapons by remaining in your car”.
The judge told Harrison: “Your actions severely undermine the trust placed in the police” a sentiment echoed by Police commander Paul Betts who said in a statement that, “This type of behaviour has no place in our police service and undermines the confidence of the communities we are here to protect.”