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Police Officer guilty of assaulting man at a police cordon

News   •   Feb 09, 2018 16:14 GMT

A serving police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a man at a police cordon in east London last year.

PC Kashif Mahmood, 29 based at Hackney borough was found guilty of assault by beating at Hendon Magistrates’ Court today, Friday, 9 February.

He will be sentenced at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, 19 February.

PC Mahmood was investigated as the result of a complaint made after a man sustained a cut to his head on 5 May 2017 during an incident at a police cordon in Clapton, east London.

Police were present at a cordon, on an unrelated matter, close to the junction of Almack Road and Powerscroft Road. A man repeatedly approached police officers at the cordon, before being involved in an incident with PC Mahmood in which he sustained a cut to his head.

The Metropolitan Police referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (now the Independent Office for Police Conduct) on 11 May and a decision was made to independently investigate the officer’s use of force.

Following the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation a file was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service who authorised a charge.

PC Mahmood was charged on 11 December 2017.

The officer remains on restricted duties.

Now that criminal proceedings have concluded, misconduct proceedings will now take place.