The Met Police tried to ban a man from being in Shoreditch at weekends after he filmed a stop and search, human rights lawyers have said.
The man filmed the incident in April 2022 while on his way home, and had previously filed complaints about police misconduct, according to Liberty.
He was issued with a Community Protection Notice (CPN), which stated he was not allowed to enter Shoreditch from Thursday to Sunday, could not be “within 20 metres” of bus stops and train stations, and was banned from “loitering or being found” near any residential area in Hackney.
The Met eventually overturned the order the day before an appeal hearing was due to take place following intervention from Liberty, who argued it breached the man’s human rights.
Lara ten Caten, a lawyer with Liberty, said: “We should all be free to walk around our neighbourhoods without being detained by local police officers. Police powers are being used far too broadly, and in this case illegitimately.
“This U-turn from the Metropolitan Police should send a crucial message to all police forces that they must stop criminalising people without evidence.”