Investigation launched after officer filmed allegedly 'punching' a restrained man

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An investigation has been launched after an officer was filmed allegedly 'punching' a man who was being restrained in Wolverhampton.

It happened just after 7pm on Tuesday (February 16) following reports of a domestic incident at a property.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault, criminal damage, and resisting arrest.

He was later released on bail.

West Midlands Police have said they're aware of the video and it's professional standards department is investigating the incident.

A member of the public who was present has made an allegation that excessive force was used by one officer during the arrest. We’re aware of a video showing part of the incident has been shared on social media.That video and complaint is being assessed by our professional standards department.

West Midlands Police spokesperson