Beds Police officers set to learn fate as Faruk Ali probe concludes

Faruk Ali's family say he was attacked outside his home PNL-150617-121305001
Faruk Ali's family say he was attacked outside his home PNL-150617-121305001

The fate of two PCs being probed over an alleged assault on an autistic man is now in the hands of senior Bedfordshire officers, the Luton News can exclusively reveal.

In December Beds PCs Christopher Pitts and Christopher Thomas were cleared in court of all charges relating to an alleged attack on Faruk Ali outside his home on Whitby Road, Luton, in February 2014.

However both PCs remain suspended pending the results of a misconduct investigation, which has been carried out by Leicestershire Police to ensure impartiality.

The Luton News can confirm that the East Midlands force has now concluded its probe into both PCs and that the Independent Police Complaints Commission is satisfied with the scope of the investigation.

The full report will now be sent to Beds Police and once this has been assimilated senior officers will decide whether disciplinary measures are necessary.

A month after the conclusion of the court case more than 100 people took part in a march from Bury Park to Luton Police Station.

Campaigners have pressed for the release of video footage from an on-board camera in the squad car used by PC Pitts and PC Thomas, in which reacist language can allegedly be heard.

A Beds Police spokesperson said: “Our Professional Standards Department has received the report from Leicestershire Police and will now take time to review its content and recommendations and make an appropriate determination.

“All complainants will be informed of the next steps once a determination has been made.”