' Cop is convicted of brutal assault on student '
POLICE CONSTABLE PAUL EVANS a Met Police Officer was convicted at the Old Bailey of kicking student Ben Swarbrick 20 times when he attended a disturbance outside a public house in Stoke Newington. Evans with other officers from the Stoke Newington station were required to maintain public order, but student Ben said they seemed to enjoy being violent and in mind to give anyone a good kicking, and I was the target. A cop for ten years, the court found him guilty of assault and he was sentenced to six months in jail - the judge branded him a bully and disgrace to the police before he was taken down.
THE OTHER SIX OFFICERS WITH HIM HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING TO PERVERT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE AND HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.
It later was revealed later that Constable Evans had prior incidents-- Highbury Magistrates had criticised him in a case where he had dragged a woman by the hair along the ground in an arrest.
Evans arrested and illegally assaulted another victim on duty and the Police paid compensation in an out-of-court settlement, thus keeping the matter quiet.
Two other cases of his brutality emerged, but these never reached the public domain as bosses ordered them to be 'in-house' and not in the public interest.