Dashcam footage of incident between British sprinter and police shows officers using mobile phones

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Dashcam footage of incident between British sprinter and police shows officers using mobile phones

In a series of tweets, dos Santos posted dashcam footage from his car of Sunday's incident, which showed the sprinter pulling over and several police officers approaching the vehicle.

I was not surprised that I had to go through this again. When I was driving home last night, 7 armed met police officers stopped me because they thought I was on my phone while I was driving. The thread began at their request when I pulled over when safe to do so.

After I stopped, two officers ran towards either side of the car, one fist clenched banged on my window and tried opening the car door. Santos claimed that he took out his baton out of frustration to smash the glass, despite not knowing how to use a Tesla handle. Santos posted that nothing has changed since 2 years down and was anoyed that it hasn't changed. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement on Twitter, which stated that the 27-year-old didn't pull over in good time. The statement said we are aware of footage on social media showing part of a stop on a car. On Sunday August 14, armed officers were on a routine patrol in a marked police vehicle at around 04.00 hours. They saw a car traveling eastbound. They were concerned that the driver may be using a mobile phone at the wheel. The officers clearly indicated for the car to pull over but it didn't do so and they called for further assistance. The driver stopped about 5 minutes later. The officers spoke to him about why they wanted to stop the vehicle. We have contacted the driver via Twitter to invite him to contact us if he wants to discuss this matter further. Dos Santos responded to the police statement with another tweet stating that he only showed part of the video as the rest will be with my lawyer. In a statement posted on Monday by the Metropolitan Police, the service wrote that they had recorded this matter as a public complaint and referred it to the IOPC Independent Office for Police Conduct recognising the public interest. CNN reached out to Santos' representatives for more comment, but did not respond immediately. In 2020, Dos Santos and his partner, Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams, spoke to CNN Senior Sport Analyst Darren Lewis about their previous encounter with the police. The footage was widely seen on social media after the couple, with their then three-month old son in the car, were stopped and searched by police officers. Williams said in that interview that she was going to have to teach her son that he can be stopped by the police because of the color of his skin. Five Metropolitan police officers are scheduled to face a gross-misconduct hearing into the July 2020 incident after an investigation by the IOPC.