London: Met police officers investigated for allegedly mocking transgender woman in Soho arrest

Pink News UK
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February 22, 2013
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The Directorate of Professional Standards has launched an investigation after Metropolitan Police officers were accused of mocking a transgender woman during an arrest in the heart of London’s LGBT community.

The Independent reports that witnesses claim officers threw 49-year-old Jose Dos Santos to the ground, handcuffed her, and caused deliberate pain while saying she was “not normal” on Wednesday 22 February at 3pm on Wardour Street in central London.