Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

CCTV Punch Row Officer Taken off Frontline Duties

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

CCTV Punch Row Officer Taken off Frontline Duties

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Byline: ED HARRIS

THE police officer at the centre of the CCTV punching scandal has been removed from frontline duties.

PC Anthony Mulhall, of South Yorkshire Police admitted he struck a young black woman "as hard as I was physically able" while arresting her.

Toni Comer, who was 19 at the time, was being handcuffed by a group of officers outside the shooting of the teenagers including Michael Dosunmu, 15, was "horrific" and "specific solutions" were needed. Today, Supt Moore told the Police Federation magazine, Police, that CO19 funding was being cut by [pounds sterling]680,000 in the budget for 2007-08. He said: "We are Niche nightclub in Sheffield last July.

The incident was captured on CCTV.

Chief Con Meredydd Hughes, of South Yorkshire Police, said the officer had been taken off duty to protect him and to restore public confidence in the police. Ms Comer now 20, trying to work out how best to make these cuts, but they will come from the overtime budget and that will have an impact. …

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