Officers moved from frontline duty as investigation into social media footage of Aston arrest continues

Police say three officers have been moved from frontline duty after footage emerged on social media of an arrest in Aston.

The video was released online of a clash between officers carrying batons and a group of men on Sutton Road.

In a statement, the force said: “West Midlands Police has conducted an initial investigation into footage circulated on social media featuring officers carrying out an arrest in Aston on July 30.

Following the investigation, a decision has been made to refer the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

“Three local neighbourhood officers – all of constable rank – will be redeployed to other work but will not be engaged in duties outside a police station.”

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