THE POLICE Complaints Authority is to investigate eight officers who were called to investigate a racist attack on a black college lecturer but who then, allegedly, beat up the lecturer. Denese Mapp is a science lecturer at Haringey College in north London. She says she phoned the police after a man threatened her with a knife and shouted racist abuse at her family.
The police arrived and allegedly assumed that she was the criminal. The complaints authority will examine claims that the police pinned her against a wall, slammed her son up against the shutters of a shop and then arrested her sister.