Rapper Wretch 32 just shared a horrifying video of police tasering his father and people want an investigation

Calls for a police investigation have been sparked after rapper Wretch 32 shared a horrifying video of his 62- year-old father being tasered doing a police raid.

Posting the clip to social media on Tuesday, the musician – real name Jermaine Scott – wrote:

This is how the police think they can treat a 62 year old black man in Tottenham but this one happens to be my dad #Nojusticenopeace.

The 36-second video (which can be seen here but contains distressing footage) appears to have been filmed on a police bodycam.

It shows police entering a house on the 21 April as a woman pleads for them to maintain social distancing.

The officers then yell “Police officer with a Taser. Stay where you are,” before a taser is fired and a man – identified as Millard Scott – tumbles down the stairs he’d previously been walking down.

The woman then screams and tearfully says: “They’ve Tasered him”.

Millard Scott later gave an interview to ITV News about the incident, saying he is “lucky to be alive”.

Scott says he still walks with a limp.

Speaking in the same interview, Wretch 32 said there’s been “no progression” in tackling “police brutality”.

"I've grown up in a household with a dad and uncle and I’ve watched them fight against police brutality," he told ITV reporter John Ray.

“I'm 35 now and I have to have the same conversation with my children that my father and grandfather had with me.

"That means there’s no progression."

A Met spokesman denied police acted improperly, saying:

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.

However, the clip has caused outcry and led London mayor Sadiq Khan to call for an inquiry.

“I have asked the Metropolitan police for an urgent explanation of this distressing incident which is understandably causing considerable concern,” Khan said.

“It is imperative that the incident is properly investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

“It is absolutely vital that our police service retains the trust of the communities it serves”.

There’s been previous calls for urgent reviews of stun gun usage, after data showed disproportionate use of Tasers against black people.

A 2017 analysis of Met Police data revealed that black and mixed-race people in London accounted for 40 per cent of victims of Taser use by police.

However some said action beyond an investigation needed to happen.

"They came in the yard like an invading colonial force. Abolish all fed. Give money to the people," wrote fellow rapper AWATE.

Review… or abolish altogether?

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