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Bianca Williams is accusing the Metropolitan Police in London, UK, of institutional racism and violence during a traffic stop.
They say the uk isn’t racist.
Yesterday routing home from training we got pulled over because @MetPoliceUK assumed the car was driving suspiciously.
They put out a fabricated report so here is the full story and my reply. https://t.co/NS5yA6KxCv
— Bianca Williams (@BiancaaWills) July 5, 2020
She was stopped by police and searched. The police claim that she was stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road. Williams and passenger, 400-metre runner Ricardo dos Santos, were not charged but were handcuffed in the process.
Williams won a gold medal at the European Championships as part of Great Britain’s 4 x100-metre relay team.
A police statement said: “Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards have reviewed both footage from social media, and the body-worn video of the officers, and are satisfied that there is no concern around the officers’ conduct.”
Williams added in an interview with The Times: “It’s always the same thing with Ricardo, they think he’s driving a stolen vehicle, or he’s been smoking cannabis – it’s racial profiling.”
Linford Christie, the coach of both athletes tweeted about the incident also calling it racial profiling.
— Linford Christie (@ChristieLinford) July 4, 2020