Nottingham Police Under Investigation After Video Reveals Baton Attack On Suspect’s Legs And Shoulder

Nottingham Police Under Investigation After Video Reveals Baton Attack On Suspect’s Legs And Shoulder

By Tony O’Reilly-

Nottingham, UK – An investigation is underway into the conduct of Nottinghamshire Police officers following the release of a video showing officers using force to detain a man after a traffic collision.

The footage, which has sparked public concern, appears to show four officers attempting to apprehend a man, with one officer seemingly using a baton on the man’s legs and shoulders.

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The incident occurred on Daleside Road in Colwick on Monday, May 27, around 5:55 PM. Officers were responding to a report of a road traffic collision involving four vehicles.

The driver of a blue BMW fled the scene, and the vehicle has since been seized. The video of the altercation has caused distress among viewers, prompting an immediate investigation by Nottinghamshire Police.

Chief Superintendent Suk Verma, head of local policing, addressed the public’s concerns: “First and foremost, we understand the concerns that have been raised by the public in relation to a video posted on social media. As soon as we were notified, we launched an investigation into the matter and alerted our Professional Standards Directorate.”

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Verma assured that a comprehensive investigation would be conducted, including reviewing body-worn footage captured by the officers at the scene. He also mentioned that the Neighbourhood Police Inspector has contacted the man in the video and arranged a meeting with him.

“Any officer that fails to meet the extremely high standards expected of them will be dealt with robustly as it is vitally important the public have trust and confidence in us. A full investigation needs to take place before any action is taken,” Verma added.

This incident is the latest in a series of controversies involving Nottinghamshire Police. Over the past few years, there have been multiple reports of misconduct within the force. According to public records, several officers have faced disciplinary actions for various misdemeanours, including assault.

In the last five years, there have been at least five officers from Nottinghamshire Police convicted of assault.

Misconduct Hearings: Numerous officers have been disciplined in misconduct hearings for offenses ranging from improper use of force to other unprofessional behaviours.
Special Measures: Nottinghamshire Police has never been placed under special measures, a status reserved for forces requiring significant improvement due to systemic failings.

Reputation and Public Trust

Nottinghamshire Police has faced challenges in maintaining public trust, especially following high-profile cases and incidents involving officer misconduct. The force has made efforts to address these issues, implementing new training programs and emphasizing accountability.

Despite these efforts, incidents like the recent video continue to raise questions about the effectiveness of these measures and the overall culture within the force. The current investigation will be a critical test of Nottinghamshire Police’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

The video has elicited strong reactions from the public, with many expressing their distress and concern over the officers’ actions. Community leaders have called for a thorough and impartial investigation to ensure justice and maintain public trust in law enforcement.

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