Adam Deacon Discusses His Thoughts On The Police
Ahead of the BBC Three documentary ‘Can We Trust The Police?’ Adam Deacon has spoken out about why he chose to get involved in the programme. The documentary shows the Hackney actor and rapper investigating the behaviour of the police force, speaking to victims of police brutality and to the officers themselves…
The 29-year-old spoke to The Sun, explaining why he took the role: “Growing up in Hackney with friends from all different backgrounds, we were often stopped by the police. If you are a certain age and dressed a certain way in certain parts of the country, it will happen.
“So when the BBC asked me if I would like to get involved in a documentary about police harassment, I decided to do it. I wanted to find out if there is a growing sense of unease about the police or not. But I also wanted to meet police officers and hear their side of the story.”
Although Adam said he has met some good police officers, he added: “You do come across officers who get angry when they discover you are not a criminal. They start pulling up the mats. It happens often enough to me that I keep a copy of one of my DVDs in my car so I can show it if I get stopped.”
Adam concluded: “Slowly, the police are building up trust with communities — especially after last year’s riots. The problem is it doesn’t take much to damage that trust again.”
The show will air at 9pm on June 25.
Words: Maz Khan (@mazhalima)