Justice 4 Faruk march – police officers cleared of assaulting man with autism

image taken from the Justice 4 Faruk Facebook page

image taken from the Justice 4 Faruk Facebook page

Luton, UK – Sunday 11 Jan, saw over 100 people protesting in a march outside  Luton Police Station. The protest was over police officers having been cleared of assaulting a man with autism. Faruk Ali, 33,  has the mental age of a five-year-old.

The incident took place on February 20. The PCs involved, Christopher Thomas and Christopher Pitts were found not guilty of misconduct.

The protest, Justice for Faruk Ali demanding “transparency” in the case.

At present there is a continuing Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation.

Attiq Malik, who is the family’s solicitor has demanded hat a a video should be released. This allegedly shows the two officers using racist language.

Ch Insp Greg Horsford, told the BBC that they respect the right of people to make a peaceful protest:

“We would like to thank the people of the town for their patience and co-operation during today’s event.”

Source: BBC News website: Faruk Ali case: Justice march for autistic man attracts 100 protesters