11 Aug 2023

Met Police pay substantial damages to Black teenager over 2020 stop and search

The Metropolitan Police have paid substantial damages to a Black teenager, who says he feared for his life when he was stopped and searched in the street.

Jamar Powell, who was 16 at the time, said he’d been handcuffed and surrounded by armed officers, with a Taser poked into his neck.

Two officers now face disciplinary proceedings over the incident, which happened in September 2020.