A police officer is due to appear in court to face an assault charge relating to a traffic stop.
The charge relates to an incident that occurred after police had stopped a man for a suspected driving offence on the A127 near the Mayflower Retail Park in Basildon on January 19 this year.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) began an investigation following a mandatory conduct referral from Essex Police in February.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident involving an Essex Police officer which took place in Basildon on Wednesday January 19.
“Once we were made aware of the incident, the officer was placed on restricted duties and a mandatory referral was made to the IOPC.
“The IOPC made the decision to independently investigate the incident.
“Essex Police continues to fully co-operate with the IOPC investigation and now awaits the outcome of legal proceedings.”