Harriet is assisting a constituent and members of her family in relation to an incident on 9th May involving Met Police officers. Harriet’s constituent is an elderly woman in her 90s suffering from dementia.
On 9th May Met Police officers were called to the neighbour’s flat. 8 police officers came to the flat. During the incident the constituent was threatened with a taser, which is known as “issuing a red dot challenge”, handcuffed and had a spit hood pulled over her head before being put in an ambulance and taken to King’s College Hospital.
A complaint has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by the constituent’s family and is being investigated.
Harriet is continuing to support her constituent and her family. As this is a matter of public interest Harriet has put this information into the public domain but is giving no further details in order to preserve the family’s privacy after this distressing incident.