Police officer threatens to "knock out" woman

A Staffordshire police officer has been suspended after a video emerged of him threatening to "knock out" a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Police officer threatens to "knock out" woman

A Staffordshire police officer has been suspended after a video emerged of him threatening to "knock out" a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

The footage shows the officer dealing with a disturbance outside a nightclub in Hanley in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He can be heard swearing at the woman and warns her he will "knock her out".

Staffordshire Police officer suspended

A Staffordshire Police officer has been suspended after an incident in Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent at the weekend.

The force says it is undertaking a "thorough and robust investigation" into the complaint.

"Our communities expect only the highest standards of conduct from our officers, and whilst we recognise they can often face challenging situations, it is important that they remain professional throughout. A formal complaint has been taken in relation to the incident in Hanley involving one of our officers in the early hours on Sunday morning. We have reviewed the initial information and taken the decision to suspend the police officer concerned whilst we undertake a thorough and robust investigation into the complaint. It would not be appropriate to comment any further until the investigation has been concluded and experienced investigators from our performance assessment unit will be maintaining contact with the member of the public concerned."

– Police spokesman

The incident has been voluntarily referred to the IPCC.

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