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A former police officer has been jailed for six months after he was convicted of assaulting two members of the public on consecutive days.
Declan Jones’ trial heard that he attacked a man and then kicked and struck a 15-year-old boy the next day while on duty for the West Midlands Police in Birmingham.
Both assaults took place during the first Covid-19 lockdown and none of the victims had resisted arrest.
The 30-year-old was forcibly fired Wednesday for gross misconduct.
On April 20, 2020, he kneed and punched a man at Aston, having mistakenly suspected that he had stolen a phone and a bicycle.
The next day, in Newtown, Jones attacked a teenager whom he wrongly suspected of drug crime.
In sentencing in Birmingham Magistrates Court, District Judge Shamim Qureshi said it was not an “isolated incident”.
“It was a difficult situation for the entire country, the first blockade this country has seen,” he told Jones.
“The streets were quite deserted … there were not many people around to witness what was happening.”
During his trial earlier this year, the Coventry Magistrates Court
During his trial earlier this year, the Coventry Magistrates Court was shown security camera footage of PC Jones grabbing innocent cyclist Michael Rose, 44, off his bike in the middle of the street in Aston, Birmingham, April 20, 2020.
He had believed that he had stolen her phone. While Mr. Rose was restrained by a female officer, Jones hit him three times on the back while he appeared to hit his head on the hood of the patrol car.
Disturbing footage shows the officer only stopped the attack when a silver Ford Focus passed the scene. The officer then appeared to hit the man again before kneeing him in the side while his colleague put the handcuffs on him. Several bystanders asked the officer to stop, but Jones responded by slamming Mr. Rose’s body against the car.
The next day, Jones was caught on camera kicking the boy, who was not named for legal reasons, while he was on the ground.
In the pictures shown in court, Jones confronted the young man. Jones claimed that he had used reasonable force in self-defense, but was found guilty of using unlawful force after a five-day trial in Coventry Magistrates Court.
District Judge Shamim Qureshi said
District Judge Shamim Qureshi said the two plaintiffs were of good character and rejected Jones’ claims that they were only seeking compensation. He found the officer’s use of force in both incidents to be “illegal.”
He said: ‘None of the complainants immediately went to the police to report assault. They only did it after they had been counseled in the community. ‘
Sir David said of Jones: “The officer’s conduct has clearly fallen far short of what should be expected of any police officer. The conduct is criminal and has had a serious impact on the public opinion of the West Midlands Police.
“ I apologize to your victims in this case. I don’t see any sanction other than that the officer should be removed without notice.
Sir David said the case also involved “national concern” over the use of force by the police against members of the black community.
He added: ‘Doing this right and ensuring that our black communities know that this is an imperative for me and for all right-thinking people of this force. It requires each of us to strive to be better … so that we can remove the stain that the actions of this police officer have put on our strength. ‘
The assaults were investigated by the Independence Office of Police Conduct (IOPC), but the board did not find Jones guilty of gross misconduct over allegations of discrimination made by the victims.
Jones was released from prison in December.
He was facing trial in November of next year for another alleged assault.
He was charged with committing actual bodily harm against Trevaile Wyse in an incident involving a Taser last year.
The former officer was charged following an investigation by the Independent Office of Police Conduct.
Jones denied the charge.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service told MailOnline: “Yesterday we were called to a property on Patch Street, Bromsgrove at 12:44 pm. M.
Quicks and Facts
- PC Declan Jones, 30, was found dead by his parents at his home in Bromsgrove
- He was sacked from West Midlands Police after being found guilty of assault
- He was filmed pulling black cyclist to the floor before punching and kicking him
- Just 24 hours later, he was then caught on CCTV attacking a black teenager
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