A video has been shared on social media of the moment when Tory MP Charles Walker calls officers a ‘disgrace’ after they appeared to arrest a senior citizen in London.
In the video, shared on Twitter, Mr Walker, whilst addressing the officers as they place a detained person into the back of a police van, states:
“You must have mothers?! What an outrage! What a disgrace!”
Mr Walker then leaves the scene as several Met Police officers place an individual into the back of a marked police van.
One Twitter user responded to the video by saying:
‘In circs like this, Cressida Dick should write to him with the full facts and demand an apology (in parliament) if the officers did no wrong.
‘Those officers need to see some leadership’.
The video, uploaded to Twitter on 24th November, has already been viewed over 23k times.
Former cop and policing analyst, Graham Wettone, tweeted:
“I wonder how many shifts or ride alongs Mr Walker has been on?
“Criticising without knowing the facts or circumstances. Disappointing to see elected representatives shouting at police officers like this”.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed:
“Two women were charged following a protest in Westminster during the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 November.
“Amy Dalla-Mura (04/06/1963) of Eaton Villas, Hove was charged with being outside of her place of living without a reasonable excuse, contrary to regulations 5 and 20(1)(a) and (2) of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020. She was bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 18 January 2021.
“A second woman was charged with contravening a direction given by a police officer contrary to regulations 19 and 20(1)(b) and (2) of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020.
“She has refused to provide details to officers in custody and was therefore remanded to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on (Wednesday 25 November).
“A 74-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man were also arrested on suspicion of breaching the Coronavirus regulations. They have since been released under police investigation while enquiries continue.
“We are aware of comments by an MP about this incident.
“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has reviewed the full details of this incident, which came as police dealt with an unlawful gathering with parties who refused to engage with officers.
“The DPS are satisfied there is no evidence of misconduct in the way the officers dealt with this matter”.
Emergency Services News has contacted Mr Walker’s office for comment.
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