Serving police officer found guilty of assault is sentenced

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A serving police officer who was found guilty of assaulting a man at a police cordon in east London last year has been sentenced to 200hrs unpaid community service.

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

He was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, 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.

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