The police officer who arrested and restrained Rashan Charles before his death failed to perform his role satisfactorily, the police watchdog has said.

An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) found that the performance of the officer who restrained the 21-year-old in east London last summer "fell short of expected standards [...] either through a lack of competence or capability".

But the probe indicated that the failings were not deliberate and did not amount to misconduct, saying the officer "froze" in circumstances which were "difficult, stressful and exhausting".

The Metropolitan Police has agreed to the watchdog's recommendation that the officer should undergo unsatisfactory performance procedures for his failings that day.

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Source: The Independent