Adeel Rehman, 35, of Street, Stoke-on-Trent, complained that he is been stop by Staffordshire Police, for firearms search which resulted in no action, amount to harassment and racial discrimination.
First time he was pulled over in Church Street, Stoke-on-Trent, in January 2016 and latest searched by police happened just after Christmas when he was stopped on the A500 by armed police as part of a firearms investigation.
Armed officers pulled over his Vauxhall Insignia and searched the vehicle but nothing was found in the vehicle and no arrests were made.
Father-of-two said he has since been stopped across the city on 16 other occasions, including in Hanley. Adeel said, he can’t understand why he’s being stopped all the time. They say it is about drugs or firearms, “but i am not related to these things”.
Adeel Rehman, 35, has lodged an official complaint with Staffordshire Police that he’s being discriminated against after being pulled over by police. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it is now looking into the complaint after the force voluntarily referred itself to the watchdog.
The IPCC said it would be carrying out ‘a thorough investigation of all the circumstances’.
‘Our investigation will look at all the allegations including the number of stop and searches and whether they were reasonable, justified and in line with legislation, policies and procedures.
‘It is important for public confidence in policing and the complaints system that an independent investigation is undertaken.’
Original News Source: Mirror