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.