A Greater Manchester Police officer will face a charge of common assault following an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation.
The charge relates to an incident in Chadderton Custody Suite in July last year, where it is alleged Sergeant Richard Miller used excessive force on a 32-year-old man.
It is alleged the officer dragged the handcuffed man along the floor of the custody suite.
The man had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer during an incident at the Star Kebab and Pizza takeaway in Yorkshire Street, Oldham at 4.30am that day.
He sustained a broken arm during the arrest.
The IPCC independently investigated the incident following a referral by Greater Manchester Police.
A file of evidence was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service who have decided Sgt Miller should face the criminal charge.
The CPS concluded there is insufficient evidence to charge any other officers involved in the arrest and detention of the man.
Sergeant Richard Miller, 45, based at Chadderton police station, will appear before Manchester Magistrates Court on February 8th.