Nottinghamshire Police launch investigation over footage of officers detaining man after crash

An investigation is underway into the force used by police officers who were filmed trying to detain a man after a crash. A video surfaced online which appears to show four officers trying to apprehend a man, during which it appears the man is hit with a baton towards his legs and shoulders.

Officers were called to Daleside Road, in Colwick on Monday, May 27, after receiving a report of a road traffic collision involving four vehicles. The incident occurred around 5:55pm, the driver of a blue BMW fled the scene and the vehicle has since been seized.

However, a video of the incident led to a lot of concern with some viewers left distressed over the way the man was treated.

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Chief Superintendent Suk Verma, head of local policing, said: “First and foremost, we understand the concerns that have been raised by the public in relation to a video posted on social media. As soon as we were notified, we launched an investigation into the matter and alerted our Professional Standards Directorate.

"A full investigation will take place to look into the incident, which will include assessing the use of force applied and body-worn footage that was captured by officers at the scene. The Neighbourhood Police Inspector for the area has contacted the man in the video and arranged a meeting with him."

He continued: "Any officer that fails to meet the extremely high standards expected of them will be dealt with robustly as it is vitally important the public have trust and confidence in us. A full investigation needs to take place before any action is taken.”

Inquiries into the incident are still ongoing.