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PC found not proven of using unreasonable levels of force

News   •   Feb 19, 2018 10:33 GMT

An officer has been found not proven of using unreasonable levels of force.

PC James Nattrass, based on Merton Borough, faced a misconduct hearing which concluded on Friday, 16 February.

It was alleged that on 13 December 2014, PC Nattrass had used unlawful and/or unreasonable levels of force on a person, specifically pushing them and causing them to be lifted from their feet and fall to the ground.

In doing so, the officer faced allegations that his conduct was in breach of the Met's standards of professional behaviour in respect of ‘use of force’.

The panel, having taken all the evidence including CCTV footage into consideration, found the case not proven.

The officer, who had been placed on restricted duties during the investigation, will now resume full duties.