British constables, emergency call handlers and officials find themselves under scrutiny for their response when a man falsely accused of pedophilia was beaten unconscious, dragged into the street and set alight by his Bristol neighbors.
Bijan Ebrahimi, an avid gardener, took pictures of some kids stomping on his plants in July with the intent of showing them to police as evidence. Instead, three police officers arrested him while a crowd chanted “pedo, pedo” as he was led away, The Independent reported Sunday.
Three days later, two neighbors attacked the Iranian-born resident of the council estate, dragging his body into the courtyard, and setting him on fire, killing him. The men pled guilty to murder and assisting in a crime last week.
The three officers who initially arrested Ebrahimi have been suspended and warned of charges of gross misconduct, while three other officers have been similarly charged. Six civilian emergency operators will be questioned about whether they treated Ebrahimi’s cries for help with due seriousness, the Telegraph reported.
Watch a report on the case below.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.
California Dem cracks up C-SPAN host: Why are angry GOP callers on the East coast ‘not at work?’
A caller from California noted to C-SPAN on Thursday that many Republican callers on the East coast do not seem to have jobs.
At the close of Thursday's Washington Journal program, C-SPAN host Bill Scanlan spoke to a Democratic caller named Ray from Napa Valley, California.
Ray began by defending House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
"It wouldn't matter who they picked," Ray said. "The GOP -- the Grand Old Party, that's what I like to call them because they are the old party. You know, they're the dividers. My friends that are Republicans, they're the one that are being divided."