Police officer gets written warning for 'flying kick' on girl, 15

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Watch: Police officer caught on camera kicking a 15-year-old girl to the ground

A police officer has been given a written warning after he was caught on camera kicking a 15-year-old girl.

The male officer, who has not been named, was filmed kicking the teen in her waist during an incident in Norwich in September.

The incident, which happened outside an Indian restaurant, started when a different officer tried to arrest a woman.

A minute later, the male officer in question was filmed running onto the scene and kicking a teenage girl to the ground as he shouted "move back".

The girl can be heard in the video screaming and saying "don't put your knee on my belly" as the officer handcuffed her.

The officer was filmed kicking the girl in the waist in the incident in Norwich. (SWNS)
The officer was filmed kicking the girl in the waist in the incident in Norwich. (SWNS)

Norfolk Police had initially referred the incident to the Independent Office of Police Conduct, but it was passed back for an internal review by Norfolk Police.

The force said the officer has now received a final written warning for misconduct.

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said: "Following an investigation, conducted by our Professional Standards Department, the officer in question received a final written warning for misconduct.”

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Dexter Hanna, 41, who filmed the incident in September, claimed at the time that the officer "didn't ask any questions" before kicking the teen.

But he added that the girls were "trying to impress me" as he caught the incident on video.

Dexter said: "It was one police officer that was there and when he was trying to restrain her he was trying to be nice.

"Then she was putting on more of a show when I started recording.

"They were bulling him [the officer] and almost beating him up.

"When the other one came he didn't ask any questions he just gave a big flying kick."

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