Thursday, June 11, 2020

Two London police officers attacked in 'shocking' incident

A grab from video shared by Hackney Police on Twitter shows police officers being attacked in London's Hackney neighborhood on June 10.

By Rob Picheta, CNN

London (CNN) - Two London police officers have been attacked in an incident caught on film by members of the public, sparking condemnation from the UK's Home Secretary and the city's mayor.

Videos posted to social media appeared to show a male officer being pinned to the ground and kicked, before a female officer intervenes. A squabble then plays out for around a minute between the two officers and a group of men.

Wednesday's incident has drawn a sharp response from the UK's police association and Home Secretary Priti Patel, who wrote on Twitter that the attack was "sickening, shocking & disgraceful."  Read more >>