Met police constable and female sergeant are charged with assaulting suspect who they had stopped and searched
- Met Police received a complaint alleging that excessive force and passed it on
- Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigated and sent it to CPS
- Sgt Emily Joshi and PC Ozan Yelken are now charged with assault by beating
- The charges relate to a man who was stopped in Hendon on December 28 2021
Sergeant Emily Joshi and Constable Ozan Yelken are said to have used excessive force on a man in north-west London.
Both were charged after a complaint to the Met Police was investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct following the officers stopping the suspect in Wykeham Road, Hendon, on December 28 last year.
The pair, accused of common assault by beating, are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday and have been placed on restricted duties.
Two Met Police (stock image of Scotland Yard) officers have been charged with common assault after complaints that they had used excessive force when they stopped a man in north-west London
The charges relate to a man who was stopped on Wykeham Road (pictured), Hendon, on December 28 last year
The Independent Office for Police Conduct in a statement said that in May the Metropolitan Police received a complaint alleging that excessive force had been used.
And in June the police watchdog, passed a file of evidence to prosecutors.
The CPS then authorised the charges contrary to section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 for Police Sergeant Emily Joshi and Police Constable Ozan Yelken.
The Met confirmed both were on duty at the time of the incident and said they are based at the Met’s North West Basic Command Unit in Brent.
Chief Superintendent Sara Leach said: ‘I know that this charge will, of course, be concerning. We have fully supported the IOPC with their investigation.
‘As criminal proceedings are now active, I am unable to provide any more comment as it is really important that we do not undermine or interfere with this case.’