Two Met officers face the sack over shock arrest of Team GB athlete & partner in front of baby son | The Sun

TWO Met cops are facing the sack after footage showed an Olympic sprinter being arrested with his Team GB partner in front of their baby son.

The officers were seen in the shocking bodycam clip surrounding Ricardo Dos Santos' Mercedes near his home in West London.

One then raised a baton above his shoulder as he screamed at the sprinter to "get out" the car.

A female officer was heard yelling "there's a baby in the car" as a confused-looking Dos Santos asks: "What did I do?"

The sprinter, who competed for Portugal in the 400m sprint at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, also pleads "my kid is in the car".

He was handcuffed and searched on suspicious of having drugs, along with his partner, Team GB athlete Bianca Williams.

Nothing was found during the search, which was at the centre of a police misconduct hearing into the five Met officers.

Dos Santos and Williams, a gold medallist in the 4x100m relays at the 2018 European and Commonwealth Games, made a complaint to the police watchdog saying they were racially profiled in the arrest.

Acting Police Sergeant Rachel Simpson, Pc Allan Casey, Pc Jonathan Clapham, Pc Michael Bond and Pc Sam Franks denied the accusations.

PC Clapham and PC Franks have today been found guilty of gross misconduct after breaching standards of professional behaviour in relation to honesty and integrity.

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The panel said they were "untruthful" in their allegations they smelled cannabis coming from the couple's car.

In further footage from the June 2020 incident, an officer claimed Dos Santos was stopped because he was avoiding police.

He said he was not trying to “evade” officers but was “just trying to get home” because he feared for the safety of his family.

The runner previously told the panel: "I didn’t want anything to happen to my family and I wanted to get home.

“I realised that the police carrier was following me and I hadn’t done anything wrong.

“I was afraid for the safety of Bianca and my son.”

All five officers denied breaching police standards over equality and diversity and gross misconduct.

PCs Casey and Bond and PS Simpson were cleared of the accusations.

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