Met to refer itself to watchdog after black man was kneed in face

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Teenager was kneed in head in April after being pursued by officers in Hackney, east London

The Metropolitan police is to refer a stop and search incident in which one of its officers kneed a handcuffed black man in the head to the Independent Office for Police Conduct following pressure.

Video footage of the 18-year-old shows him shouting “I’m not resisting” and “I didn’t do anything” before receiving a knee to the head on 22 April in Hackney after a pursuit by officers who had repeatedly requested him and two other men on bicycles to stop for a weapons search.

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