POLICE in Bristol have tasered the founder of their own race relations group after he suggested they treat black people with respect.
64-year-old Nathan Muir, who was invited to Bristol police station to speak about improving relationships with the black community, was brought down after officers judged his words presented a clear danger to their working practices.
PC Carolyn Ryan said: “Something about him, I can’t put my finger on what, alerted me immediately so I monitored him for the safety of the community.
“And when he began telling us to curtail racial profiling and not jump to conclusions based on skin colour I knew immediately this was an attack on the institution of the police that put us at real risk. Especially Dean, who’s prejudiced.
“I dived, rolled, came up with the taser and brought him down immediately, making sure his inflammatory words couldn’t hurt anyone else.
“I didn’t think about the danger that I myself might have to retire on ill health grounds aged just 35 with a full pension. My training just kicked in.”