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West Midlands Police officer charged with assault after Taser incident

A West Midlands Police officer is due to appear in court charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an incident where a man was Tasered and suffered a wound to his face.

Police constable Jonathon Hillier was charged in connection with an incident during which a man was arrested for an alleged public order offence at Kingstanding on 22 February this year (2018).

We began our investigation following a referral from West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service authorised the charge last month (August).

PC Hillier will make his first appearance before Birmingham Magistrates Court today (Thursday 27 September).

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