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Investigation into video of officer on social media

Officers from West Midlands Police’s Professional Standards Department are investigating after a video of a police officer was posted on social media.

The constable is heard to make racial comments to a member of the public during a search of a premises in Coventry on 24 August.

The force received an official complaint and referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray said: “What was said was not right and the officer has been removed from front line duties pending further assessment.

“The officer has already expressed remorse and is very apologetic over his comments.

“We expect the highest standards of behaviour from all our officers and staff, and we will always take complaints from members of the public seriously."