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London, September 13: An Indian-origin policeman has been dismissed for using ‘undue force’ in the North London area. Indian-origin police officer Mandeep Dharni used unreasonable force during an arrest, which was considered misconduct and he has been dismissed.
Mandeep Dharani was a police constable in the North West Command Unit of Met. Earlier this month, police constable Mandeep Dharni used excessive force during an arrest in a park in Burnett, police said. This was considered misconduct. Constable Mandeep Dharni appeared in its hearing last week. During the hearing, he was accused of not using appropriate force. While restraining a person he did not act with due respect, courtesy, and authority.
Dan Knowles, chief superintendent in charge of policing in north-west London, said: “If any force is used in the line of duty, officers are held to account and all our officers know this. ” Dan Knowles also said that police constable Mandeep Dharni used inappropriate and unacceptable standards in handling the situation. While at that time several other officers were there helping to arrest the suspect.
Police said in a statement that a video of the incident has also been posted on social media. The matter was also referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which referred the matter back to the Met’s professional group for investigation. A hearing was held and police constable Mandeep Dharni was found accused of violating the standards of professional conduct. After which he was dismissed without informing.