Judah Adunbi – who was Tasered by police final January – has once more been questioned after the mistook him for a once-wanted man
A race relations adviser Tasered by police in a case of mistaken identification has hit out after officers once more mistook him for a suspect.
Judah Adunbi, 64, was on the centre of a police brutality storm after stunning footage filmed by a member of the general public confirmed him being Tasered within the face as he tried to enter his house in Bristol in January final 12 months.
He was left livid once more this week after he was stopped by police and requested if he was Royston McCalla, the man who was being hunted within the first incident.
Mr Adunbi mentioned he was shouted at by police from a squad automotive as he left an area store within the Easton space of Bristol.
He mentioned: ‘They pulled in by the store and saved calling me “Royston”. I made a decision to disregard them. They had been saying “are you Royston or are you Ras [Mr Adunbi’s nickname]?”
‘There was one male officer and one feminine officer within the automotive. They had been shouting this after which as they drove away previous me, they had been laughing about it.
‘I felt horrible. I walked house and locked my door and did not need to return out. To assume this has occurred once more, and so they had been joking about it, winding me up.’
He added: ‘They’d sufficient time to take a look at me and comprehend it was me. Tens of millions of individuals have seen the video of me, the police should know me by now, the police should know the place I reside now, that that is my avenue.
‘Certainly it’s inconceivable for them to even attempt to counsel this. I knew they had been having a joke as a result of in the event that they did assume I used to be Royston, they might’ve come within the store, however they waited till I got here out so they might drive previous me.’
Mr Abunbi was Tasered by appearing sergeant Claire Boddie when she was on patrol with Laptop Darren Weston on January 14 final 12 months.
Laptop Claire Boddie has been cleared of assault and misconduct
A video of the incident was shared on-line, with some criticising the officers over the pace at which they went from questioning him to fighting after which Tasering him.
A police spokesman confirmed that the incident did happen, saying: ‘Officers on patrol in a marked automotive drove alongside a person in Chelsea Street yesterday night, October 17, to ask for his title, as they thought he is perhaps a person wished for an offence,” he mentioned.
‘The person was requested to substantiate his title however he did not reply,” he mentioned.
‘On nearer look, officers had been in a position to set up the person wasn’t the wished suspect and so they drove off.
‘We totally settle for the person the officers spoke to wasn’t the person we’re making an attempt to hint.’