Manchester Policeman Attack Charge

24 January 2013, 10:54

A Manchester police officer will appear in court and be charged with attacking a man after he was arrested.

Sergeant Richard Miller, from Greater Manchester Police, is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court next month.

He is accused of assaulting the man at Chadderton custody suite in the early hours of July 15.

Malcolm McHaffie, from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: "The CPS received a file of evidence following an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into an arrest and detention of a 32-year-old man by Greater Manchester Police in the early hours of July 15 2012.

"After carefully considering all the available evidence, we have advised the IPCC to obtain a summons in respect of Sergeant Richard Miller to face a charge of common assault contrary to section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988."

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