Metropolitan Police officers face gross misconduct hearing over stop-and-search of athletes
Five Metropolitan Police officers are facing a gross misconduct hearing after their involvement in the stop, search, and handcuffing of athletes Bianca Williams and Ricardo dos Santos. The couple, who are sprinters representing Great Britain and Portugal respectively, were stopped by officers while traveling with their three-month-old son in west London on July 4, 2020. They were handcuffed, separated from their son, and searched for weapons and drugs, but nothing was found. The officers deny that their behavior amounted to gross misconduct.