WMP officer facing trial on assault charge
An officer from West Midlands Police is to stand trial after being accused of assaulting a man in Wolverhampton.
Police Constable Jack Green, 28, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (January 27).
The trial follows an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) into an allegation of excessive force when apprehending a man in Penn in February 2021.
The IOPC investigation concluded in July 2021 and a report, together with supporting evidence, was shared with the Crown Prosecution Service, which decided there was sufficient evidence to authorise the charge of assault by beating.
PC Green pleaded not guilty at a pre-trial hearing in September 2021.