GMP officer PC Phillip Smith charged with assault after man tasered

Greater Manchester Police

Police Constable Phillip Smith, 46, is due to appear before magistrates after being charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (Section 47).

The charging decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) follows an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

The police watchdog investigated after a 29-year-old man was tasered at an address in Dukinfield, following a report concerning his welfare back in June 2018.

The IOPC investigation was completed in June 2019 and the evidence was referred to the CPS.

Mr Smith will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 13.

An IOPC statement reads:

“A Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer has been charged with assault following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.

“This follows an incident in which a 29-year-old man was tasered, at an address in Dukinfield, following a report concerning his welfare in June 2018.

“We completed our investigation in June 2019 and referred our evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) who made the decision to charge Police Constable Phillip Smith, aged 46, with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (Section 47).”

 

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