List of Met police assaults against disabled people

Note: This does not include custody deaths, fabrications, false confessions, mis-justices (eg Worboys etc.) The list is by no means complete and does not include cases where disability is suspected but not confirmed.

Sep 1980: Polio victim – MPS assault, battery, wrongful arrest

1981: Islington police assault blind man, causing severe injury

Dec 1981: Disabled woman assaulted in Barkingside by officers from Ilford

Nov 1982: Disabled man & his girlfriend asssaulted by officers from Tower Bridge police station

Dec 1985: Deaf man assaulted – judge rebuked police for misconduct

Jul 1997: False imprisonment/unlawful treatment of woman with MH

Jan 1988: False imprisonment of two under age disabled boys

Jan 1989: Disabled couple attacked – malicious prosecution, assault, false imprisonment

Dec 1996: Disabled man assaulted by ‘wild’ TSG officer

2001: Assault, false imprisonment of disabled man at Shoreditch (City Road)

Nov 2001: Disabled man assaulted & falsely imprisoned

Jul 2004: assault on woman with learning disabilities

Jul 2005: Autistic man assaulted in Southwark

Jul 2005: Disabled mum assaulted after night out

Jun 2006: Disabled mum assaulted trying to protect sons

Aug 2008: Autistic boy terrorised and assaulted, falsely imprisioned

Apr 2009: Disabled man unlawfully killed by riot police

Jul 2009: ‘Gratuitous’ assault on man with learning disabilities

Dec 2010: Disabled man assaulted by riot police

Aug 2011: Disabled man assaulted, falsely imprisoned

Dec 2011: TSG assaults boy with learning disabilities

Jun 2012: Disabled triker assaulted by BTP (representing MPS)

Oct 2012: TSG terrorise patients with MH

Nov 2012: Officer assaults woman with MH

Dec 2013: Mum of child with CP assaulted by officer

2014: Autistic child assaulted by Lambeth MPS

May 2014: Down syndrome kid falsely imprisoned by police

Apr 2015: Drugs unit terrorise family with autistic children

NOTES:

  1. The number of officers found of wrongful conduct against disabled people is zero
  2. Complaints by disabled people against MPS barely upheld. Just a couple from hundreds of complaints.
  3. In just one case an officer was found guilty (Ian Tomlinson case – ref PC Simon Harwood) however its not related to disability at all. Neither media nor the courts noted Tomlinson’s disabilities.

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