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CPS decision to charge Metropolitan Police officer in relation to filmed incident

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has charged a Metropolitan Police officer with four offences, following an investigation by the IPCC.

The charges relate to an incident on Vicars Road, Camden on 16 September, 2016, which was referred to the IPCC following a complaint about police conduct made by a member of the public.

The incident, which involved PC Joshua Savage and a second officer conducting a stop and search upon the driver of a Ford Fiesta, was filmed and shared widely through both social and mainstream media.

The IPCC completed its investigation in February 2017 and referred its conclusions to the CPS. On 14 March 2017 the CPS authorised charges be made against PC Savage of common assault, possession of a bladed article, criminal damage and threatening behaviour.


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