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Alleged excessive forced during arrest of 13 year old boy

23 April 2020


The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that force used by a Police officer during the arrest of a 13-year-old boy was justified (though the officer could have taken more care to avoid injuries the boy sustained) until the point that the officer punched the boy in the ribs during handcuffing.

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