London police officer who pushed man against wall sentenced for assault

Mahmood assaulted the man in May

Mahmood assaulted the man in May

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A serving police officer who was found guilty of assaulting a man at a police cordon in east London last year has been sentenced to 200 hours' unpaid community service.

PC Kashif Mahmood, 29 and based at Hackney Borough, was sentenced at Wesminster Magistrates' Court yesterday (February 19), 10 days after being found guilty of assault by beating at Hendon Magistrates’ Court.

Mahmood was investigated as the result of a complaint made after a man sustained a cut to his head on May 5, 2017 during an incident at a police cordon in Clapton, east London.

Police were present at a cordon, on an unrelated matter, close to the junction of Almack Road and Powerscroft Road. A man repeatedly approached police officers at the cordon, before being involved in an incident with PC Mahmood.

The officer pushed the man against a wall, according to the Hackney Gazette. During the altercation the man sustained a cut to his head.

The Metropolitan Police referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (now the Independent Office for Police Conduct) on 11 May and a decision was made to independently investigate the officer’s use of force.

Following the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation a file was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service who authorised a charge.

PC Mahmood was charged on 11 December 2017.

The officer remains on restricted duties.

Now that criminal proceedings have concluded, misconduct proceedings will now take place.