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Waltham Forest cop cleared of assault

PC Bilal Naveed was found not guilty of actual bodily harm and perverting the course of justice at a trial on 26th January

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A local cop has been cleared of assault following a trial. 

In addition to being acquitted of assault, PC Bilal Naveed was also found not guilty of perverting the course of justice at the Isleworth Court trial on Friday 26th January. 

PC Naveed, who served both Waltham Forest and Newham, has been suspended from the Met since his April arrest.

His arrest followed an incident in Southall on 1st April where a man had received injuries. 

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said that misconduct matters will be considered now that criminal proceedings have concluded.

PC Naveed continues to be suspended from the force. 

Last month, a jury found that a police officer failed to adequately search and monitor a man who choked to death on a drugs package while in custody. 

Andrzej Kusper died on 4th September 2021 at Leyton Custody Centre, a few hours after he had been arrested by two plain-clothed police officers on Leashowes Road, Leyton.