Matt Frei is Leading Britain's Conversation.
8 December 2016, 14:33
Video footage has emerged of police officer beating a shirtless man in Ruislip.
Video footage has emerged of four police officers beating a shirtless man in Ruislip.
The incident is believed to have taken place in Ruislip, north-west London, earlier this year. The footage, obtained by the Daily Mail, is understood to have started after officers rugby-tackled the man to the ground.
Three officers can be seen holding down the man, who was naked from the waist up, while a fourth hits him several times.
You can hear the officers screaming "Get your hands out" and "You spit and I'll f****** hurt you" as the man is pinned to the ground.
The Met Police told LBC: "We are aware of footage running in the media online today, Thursday 8 December.
"Every officer is fully aware of the legal requirement to account for any use of force.
"The footage only captures a snapshot of the officers actions; it would be inappropriate to comment further until the fulll circumstances of the incident have been established.
"The footage will now be subject to a review by officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards."