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Officers charged following IOPC investigation

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Officers charged following IOPC investigation

We are aware that two serving MPS officers have been charged with common assault following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

This follows an incident concerning a member of the public in Hendon in December 2021. Both officers were on duty at the time of the incident.

Sgt Emily Joshi and PC Oz Yelken, who are both based on the Met’s North West BCU, were charged by postal requisition and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday, 15 July charged with common assault.

They have both been placed on restricted duties. This will be reviewed.

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach said: “I know that this charge will, of course, be concerning. We have fully supported the IOPC with their investigation.

"As criminal proceedings are now active, I am unable to provide any more comment as it is really important that we do not undermine or interfere with this case."

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards are fully aware and misconduct matters will be considered once the criminal proceedings have concluded.

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