British sprinter Bianca Williams said she had “never had to experience anything like this”, after being stopped by police in her car in London.
Williams, 26, and her partner Ricardo dos Santos have accused the Metropolitan Police of racial profiling and acting violently towards them.
“It’s a really sad world that we live in and if it’s not one black man, it’s another black man,” a tearful Williams said.
“My heart just hurts.”
Williams said she and Dos Santos – who had their three-month-old son in the car – are considering legal action.
She added: “It was just weird that we were treated that way and what hurt me the most was me being dragged away from my son.”
Williams and Portuguese 400m record holder Dos Santos, 25, fear they were targeted because they are black and drive a Mercedes.