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Met Police Exonerated The Officers Who Tasered Wretch 32`s Father

Millard Scott`s family is considering to take legal action against Scotland Yard after the police said they had exonerated officers involved.

Millard Scott`s family is considering to take legal action against Scotland Yard after the police said they had exonerated officers involved.

The 62-year-old man, Millard Scott, the father of the artist Wretch 32, was tasered by Metropolitan police officers at his own residence in Tottenham, north London in June.

The elderly man was shot with a taser and toppled down some stairs then he lost consciousness during a raid by five police officers who were looking for someone else connected to the address.

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A short video of the incident was captured and released by the artist Wretch 32 in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests and was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Millard`s brother, Stafford Scott, said: “My family will never go to the IOPC because we don’t believe they are independent or competent or able to hold the police to account. We will take it to the courts because ironically they are more independent than the IOPC.”

Stafford also said that his brother is “still limping afterwards and in pain.”

The Met Police said that their own investigation revealed that the officers had done nothing wrong. They said: “A 22-year-old man inside the address was arrested and later charged with encouraging another to commit an offence under the Serious Crime Act 2007.

“A 52-year-old woman was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of obstructing/resisting a police constable in the execution of duties but was de-arrested at the scene. She was subsequently charged with the offence after being interviewed by police under caution at a later date.

“As officers entered the premises, a man came downstairs and started moving towards an officer suddenly. He was ordered to remain where he was but continued towards officers who, after several warnings, deployed a Taser.

“The man was not arrested, but was assessed by the London ambulance service at the scene. He did not require further medical treatment.”

The Met`s deputy commissioner, Sir Stephen House, said that the Independent Office for Police Conduct had effectively exonerated the officers involved.

However, according to a police watchdog, the IOPC had in fact decided not to investigate as Scott`s family refused to cooperate with them.

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