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Metropolitan Police Service officer to appear in court charged with common assault

A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer is due to appear in court today to face charges of common assault, following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

We completed our investigation in May this year and referred our findings and a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for their consideration. PC Ryan Hainesborough was charged with common assault and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

The IOPC investigation related to the use of force deployed by the officer immediately following the arrest of a man in Millharbour, east London, on 6 December 2018, and whether that force was disproportionate or excessive.

We also shared a copy of our investigation report with the MPS, who agreed with our findings, and as such, the officer had a case to answer for gross misconduct. A date for a misconducthearing is yet to be confirmed.


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