However, these words were spoken 4 years ago by Kingsley Burrell whilst he travelled in the back of an Ambulance during transportation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from the Mary Seacole Centre with 4 Police Officer's and an Ambulance Technician, whilst his head was covered with a blanket, in the evidence of PC Shorthouse of West Midlands Police. He went on to say he did not believe Kingsley, however, when asked about his facial expression he could not comment as Kingsley head was covered with a blanket.
PC Shorthouse who is 6ft 4' in height and weighs some 18 stone, stated that when he was called to the Mary Seacole Centre to respond to the unfolding event of 30th march 2011 with colleagues, he stated he was scared to the point where his knees were trembling, having been advised about Kingsley's strength by PC Greenfield one of the Officer's present during Kingsley initial detention on Icknield Port Road.
He stated once they got there in order to de-escalate the situation these drew their tasers and warned Kingsley that they would use them at which point Kingsley put his hands up and cooperated.
He then stated as soon as Kingsley was handcuffed he spat at one of the Officer's and they immediately jumped on him putting him in the prone position and place him in leg irons.
During this time he palm struck Kingsley six time and punched him once in the thigh in order to control him. This by the way was just one Officer out of the 4 present.
Once Kingsley was placed on the Ambulance, where the Nurse who was caring for Kingsley was not allowed to travel in the back as ot was overloaded with 4 large Police Officer's and an Ambulance technician.
PC Shorthouse when on to say that the Ambulance technician place a blanket over Kingsley's head as he was spitting and to the point where the Technician was holding the blanket over Kingsley's head.
They held him down at A&E in order to dress a cut on his head and loaded him back on the Ambulance in order to transport him around the corner from the QE to the Cappra Unit.
The Officer's were apparently still hitting Kingsley.
Clearly, this is a very alarming episode and furthermore, this Officer appeared to have lacked the knowledge, training and understanding of what his role he ought to have been playing in this whole scenario.
The Police claimed that Kingsley was very violent and aggressive, however, despite this no Officer was injured in anyway, so begs the question, why use so much force?
The case continues
23rd April 2015