A man using his mobile phone to film at a Birmingham v Aston Villa football match was hit with a baton by a Police Officer in a completely unprovoked attack.
PC Paul Knowles struck the man hard with his baton, knocking the phone out of the victim's hands.
(a) committed a criminal offence, or
(b) behaved in a manner which would justify the bringing of disciplinary proceedings.
The victim attended Burton’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 23 September where he had an x-ray of his left hand. The medical notes stated he had "sustained the following injuries; a comminuted displaced impacted fracture to the neck of the 3 metacarpal with some palmer angulation noted, with a superficial skin flap abrasion and a small area of bruising to the side."
However, the IPCC concluded that, "having analysed all the evidence, there is no indication that PC Paul Knowles may have committed a criminal offence"
Judge for yourself, here's the video.