Following the incident on Icknield Port Road and the Police attending they called for a Supervisor who duly attended.
An Inspector attended and having been briefed on Kingsley's behaviour which may have been describe as odd in its severity, an decision was made to detain him as they found Kingsley to be unresponsive to them, whilst being clam and ensuring that his son was ok.
The Police in seperating Kingsley from his son in the back of the ambulance without clarifying whether they asked him to let his son go, they grab Kingsley on his arm and a struggle ensued, which ended in in Kingsley been placed on the floor of the ambulance initially and restrained. There was an issue also as to whether a taser had been used.
Alarmingly during this struggle Kingsley's son was thrown across the ambulance and scratched his nose which has a existing small bruise.
When pressed Inspector Allen of West Midlands Police although detaining Kinglsley by stating that he felt that there was a clear and current danger to the public and Kingsley which required immediate intervention, was confusing as on the other hand, he said that Kingsley was calm and showed no violence, only describing his whole behaviour of calling out the Police and Ambulance and his allegations to be odd.
Inspector Allen further claimed that he ruled out other forms of assistance such as social services, GP and Relatives, despite Kingsley being calm and non violent.
When pressed by Counsel for Kingsley children, Inspector Allen denied Kingsley was being stereotyped as he was a black man who would have been considered to be "Mad, Bad and Violent".
Also the issue of leaving Kingsley Handcuffed was called into question, as having been detained he offered no resistance or struggle, however, Inspector Allen made the decision to keep Kingsley in handcuffs.
The alarming issue about today was a simple one for me, there appeared to be a difficulty in justifying the detention in addition to establishing in a transparent manner, whether the procedures had been correctly followed.
The Officer went on when asked to deny that he had punched Kingsley.
The case continues.