Fuse ODG, a musician and entrepreneur from Ghana who lives and works in the UK, recently posted a video of his run-in with the police. It’s a heartbreaking story that emphasizes the ongoing problem of racial profiling.
A scary video showing a confrontation with police officers was recently posted by Fuse ODG, a Ghanaian singer and entrepreneur who lives in the UK. The incident has sparked a great deal of public outrage and worry because, according to Fuse ODG, it was driven by racial profiling.
Fuse ODG disclosed that this current incident was not a unique occurrence in the description of the video that was shared on his social media platforms on Thursday, May 18, 2023. He also mentioned that he had previously encountered similar treatment by UK police officers because of his race.
After some hesitation because of the shame it caused him, Fuse ODG reluctantly decided to post the video online. He thought it was crucial to hold the responsible police officers accountable and to pursue justice for himself as well as for other black people in the UK who endure similar brutality on the streets.
The well-known ‘Antenna’ hitmaker is still in shock about the tragedy, which happened on February 28, 2023, in Brixton. He finds it difficult to understand why black people are still subjected to such treatment by police officers in spite of the outcry that followed the unfortunate death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States.
Fuse ODG further disclosed that he has taken action by filing a formal complaint with the Metropolitan Police in the UK.
I almost didn’t share this incident as firstly, I’m exhausted of seeing videos like this myself as I know a lot of you are. Secondly for my own sense of pride, honestly speaking, it’s just embarrassing. I’m too much of a King to be handled like this! So with the above in mind, what you are watching is actually a censored version of events.
Having taken the time to process the incident and this ongoing problem, there are certain things that I feel must be said:
This incident took place a few months back on 28th Feb 2023. I was dragged out of my car and handcuffed in the middle of the street in Brixton with no warning or explanation. After the incident, I spent 6 hours in A & E due to how tightly they clamped the cuffs on me…(excruciating pain!), as well as suffering neck and back pain for the following weeks.
It’s wild that this is the normal reality for too many of us growing up in this country But even wilder is that, this is still the reality in a post George Floyd world.
In the past months, we have seen so many videos of police officers beating up and even kneeling on our black children in the UK. I know because a lot of the time they come to me for help.
The sad reality is that as a black man living in this system, it doesn’t matter how much money you make or the positive impact that you have on the world, they still only see you as one thing.
This isn’t the first time this has happened to me or @mrhackett1. At one point, it was almost a weekly occurance. The difference is that at this stage in life, we are now in the position to have the resources at our disposal to deal with these issues differently. We have filed a formal complaint with the @metpolice_uk and we are very grateful to @tundeokewale of @UrbanLawyers who has come to stand in the gap for us.