A police officer has been charged with three separate widespread assaults, alleged to have been dedicated in the course of the detention of a person and through two cease and searches.
PC Declan Jones of West Midlands police is alleged to have dedicated the offences over a four-day interval in April in Birmingham. The felony fees observe an investigation by the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) into allegations of extreme use of power.
It’s alleged that assaults adopted the stopping and looking of a person in Aston on 20 April, the stopping and looking of one other man in Handsworth on 23 April, and the detention of a younger man in Newtown on 21 April.
Jones, 29, who relies in Birmingham, has been suspended from responsibility. He’ll seem at Coventry magistrates court docket on 18 November.
In a press release, the IOPC mentioned: “The fees are in reference to a sequence of ongoing investigations by the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct into allegations of extreme use of power by cops within the metropolis earlier this 12 months.
“We started an impartial investigation into the circumstances of the incident at Newtown following a voluntary referral from West Midlands police on 30 April. Our investigations in respect of the incidents at Aston and Handsworth adopted complaints referred to us in Could.
“We handed information of proof from our inquiries to the Crown Prosecution Service, which has now authorised the fees.”
Sarah Hammond, of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), mentioned: “The CPS has authorised the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct to cost Declan Jones, a West Midlands police officer, with three counts of widespread assault towards three complainants.
“The allegations relate to incidents which befell between 20 and 23 April 2020. This resolution was made following cautious consideration of the proof offered to us by the IOPC.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all involved that felony proceedings towards PC Jones at the moment are energetic and that he has a proper to a good trial. This can be very vital that there ought to be no reporting, commentary or sharing of knowledge on-line which may in any means prejudice these proceedings.”