Met police may face charges over violent arrest of terror suspect

Five Metropolitan police officers could face prosecution over a “serious, gratuitous and prolonged” attack on a British Muslim man that led the force to pay £60,000 in damages.

Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), is considering whether to bring charges against officers from the force’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) involved in an assault on Babar Ahmad during his arrest at his home in Tooting, south London. An initial Met investigation concluded no officer should be disciplined. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) did not bring criminal charges.

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