Greater Manchester Police have apologised after a video circulating showed a man arrested and threatened with pepper sprayas he was dropping off food for his vulnerable mother in Fallowfield
The footage shows an officer putting handcuffs on the man for ‘breaking covid rules’ before screaming ‘you’ll be next’ to a bystander
In a statement police said that although the matter is being investigated fully by our professional standards branch, our initial review shows that the incident wasn’t dealt with in the professional way we would expect and we apologise for that. The public rightly expect the highest standards from our officers and we will investigate this matter thoroughly and properly.
A senior member of the force is speaking to the man and his family today.
We would ask that the public understand the stresses that our officers are working under at present and we hope this apology will be welcome to those involved.