Five Metropolitan Police officers have denied gross misconduct after their involvement in the stop, search and handcuffing of athletes Bianca Williams and her partner Ricardo dos Santos.
Why it matters
The event is significant as it involves allegations of racial profiling and misuse of police powers, which has sparked public outrage and raised concerns about police conduct and accountability.
What the papers say
The Times reports on the officers' denial of gross misconduct charges, while The Independent and BBC News provide additional details about the stop-and-search incident and the allegations of racism made by the athletes.
How we got here
The incident occurred in July 2020, and the Independent Office for Police Conduct began a misconduct investigation in October 2020.
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