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Thursday, 7 June 2012

“Can we Trust the Police?”

Hackney Gazette

Hackney actor Adam Deacon makes documentary about police trust

Chloë Mayer, Senior ReporterThursday, June 7, 2012
5:08 PM

Hackney actor Adam Deacon has revealed his best friend was beaten and Tasered by cops in a case of mistaken identity, in a new hard-hitting documentary called “Can we Trust the Police?”

Adam, who is best known for playing Jay in the bleak British film Kidulthood and won a BAFTA earlier this year for his work on spoof comedy Anuvahood, turned his hand to documentary filmmaking for the BBC.

The 29-year-old, who grew up in Stoke Newington, says he has always been “wary” of the police and has seen examples of racism and brutality first-hand.

But his on-film investigation sees him go out on shifts with officers to learn more about their job as well as meeting people who feel they have been let down by the system.

The show is scheduled to be shown on BBC3, on Monday, June 25, at 9pm.

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