2 Aug 2021

Police officer convicted of assaulting two people during lockdown

Communities Editor

A West Midlands police officer has been found guilty of assaulting two members of the public, both of whom were Black, during the first Covid lockdown.

PC Declan Jones attacked a man while on duty in the Aston area of the city, then the following day he kicked and punched a 15-year-old boy who he wrongly accused of possessing drugs.

The judge said video of the incidents had been a public relations disaster for the police.