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Officer charged with beating and strangling teenage girl in back of police car
29 March 2023, 14:39 | Updated: 29 March 2023, 14:43
A police officer has been charged with assaulting a girl, 16, in the back of a police car while she was being detained.
PC Kevin Markowski, 46, a serving officer with Nottinghamshire Police, is accused of assault by beating and non-fatal intentional strangulation of a child, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said.
The watchdog said the allegations centred on an incident in Arnold, near Nottingham, on August 24, 2022.
The charges followed a probe by the IOPC in October, and a referral from Nottinghamshire Police.
Markowski, 46, is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: "Following an independent investigation after a voluntary referral to the IOPC, one of our officers has been charged with criminal offences and has been suspended pending the court case."