Shocking moment off-duty female police officer slaps schoolboy, 12, in the face while breaking up fight outside school as she is sentenced for assault
This is the shocking moment an off-duty police officer in Birmingham slapped a 12-year-old schoolboy around the face whilst holding car keys as she tried to break up a fight outside a school.
In the video, a group of schoolchildren can be seen swinging for each other and screaming before Ex-Police Constable Sharanjit Kaur, 41, enters the scene in civilian clothes and grabs one of the boys.
‘Get off’ she roars as she pulls him to one side, ‘who are you?’
‘Who are you’, the boy replies back, before he is slapped around the face by Kaur, who was holding car keys at the time.
Shortly after the slap, Kaur was confronted by a member of the public and identified herself as a police officer.
She resigned from West Midlands Police force in September following the incident.
In the ugly video, a group of schoolchildren can be seen swinging for each other and screaming before Ex-Police Constable Sharanjit Kaur, 41, enters the scene in civilian clothes and grabs one of the boys
Kaur then strikes the schoolchild across the face with her hand
The assault, which happened in October last year, led the child’s family to complain to the force for the way their son had been treated, alleging that Kaur’s slap across the face had caused him to bleed.
On Monday, the former officer was sentenced for assault after she was charged following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
At Birmingham Magistrates Court, Kaur was given a 12-month community order for assault by beating after changing her plea to guilty having initially denied the offence at a previous hearing.
IOPC Regional Director Derrick Campbell said: ‘Police officers may only use force when it is necessary, proportionate, and reasonable in the circumstances. There was no policing purpose or any other justification for the officer to strike the boy, who posed no genuine risk to her.
‘The victim’s age and vulnerability were clearly aggravating factors and then PC Kaur’s actions had the capacity to undermine public confidence in policing. She has quite rightly been held accountable.’
Despite her resignation, West Midlands Police say it will now hold a misconduct hearing for ex-PC Kaur after ‘their investigation found she had a case to answer for gross misconduct in relation to the force she used and other potential breaches of police standards for professional behaviour.’
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