Three police officers suspended over failure to help innocent man branded a paedophile, beaten and set on fire
Sophie RobehmedThree police officers who arrested Bijan Ebrahimi just days before he was brutally beaten and set on fire have been suspended from their jobs and warned that they could be charged with gross misconduct.
Mr Ebrahimi, who was killed in the attack, was taken into custody after police were informed by a neighbour that he had been taking photographs of children from his kitchen window.
When officers arrived to take him away, the 44-year-old Iranian, known as Ben, had to endure chants of “paedo” from residents on the estate in Brisington, Bristol, where he lived. Mr Ebrahimi was later released without charge after it transpired that the gardening enthusiast had been gathering evidence of youths damaging his flowers. He intended to give the pictures to the police, having also called them on the day he was arrested.
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"Three police officers suspended over failure to help innocent man branded a paedophile, beaten and set on fire", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 22/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/three-police-officers-suspended-over-failure-to-help-innocent-man-branded-a-paedophile-beaten-and-set-on-fire