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British actor Daniel Kaluuya sues police for $75,000

6/13/2014

British actor Daniel Kaluuya has launched legal action against London's police force over allegations he was assaulted by officers and falsely imprisoned. Kaluuya, who has starred in Skins and Kick-Ass 2, claims he was singled out by Metropolitan Police officers because he is black when he was removed from a bus in Camden in 2011. He was arrested on suspicion of being a drug dealer, but subsequently walked free due to a lack of evidence. The 24 year old is now suing for $75,000 (£50,000) for "loss of liberty, personal injury, damage and humiliation". In the suit he claims officers pinned him down and placed a boot on his head while he was kicked. Kaluuya also alleges he was not read his rights and had to receive treatment from his doctor for bruising after the arrest. A Met Police spokesman says, "We can confirm we have received a claim and legal proceedings are progressing."

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