Hackney police officer sentenced to community service after on-duty attack

Police on duty in London. Pic: Ronaldccwong

A Hackney police officer has been sentenced to 200-hour unpaid community service for assaulting a man in Lower Clapton while on duty.

PC Kashif Mahmood, 29, was found guilty of common assault by Hendon Magistrate’s Court and was sentenced on February 19 at Westminster Magistrate’s Court.

Mahmood was present at a cordon on May 5 at the junction of Almack Road and Powerscroft Road.

The victim approached the officers repeatedly and was then assaulted by Mahmood.

The attack resulted in a cut to the victim’s head.

The Metropolitan Police referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (now the Independent Office for Police Conduct) and a decision was made to independently investigate the officer’s use of force.

PC Mahmood is now on restricted duties. He is also subjected to misconduct proceedings.

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