Police watchdog reviews ‘officer punching protester’ video


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A video that appears to show a Met Police medic punching a protester is being reviewed by the police watchdog.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) confirmed it has received a referral from Scotland Yard.

The incident took place when a march against Turkish military attacks on Kurdish fighters clashed with pro-Turkish protesters, an eyewitness said.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We are in the process of establishing the circumstances of the incident.”

The IOPC said it hoped to make a decision on whether to open an official investigation by the end of this week.

A witness said “you don’t expect this sort of behaviour from the police”.



Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42979118

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