A serving police officer has been jailed for 12 weeks after being found guilty of assault.
PC Neville Bridgewood was one of several officers who responded to a panic alarm on a bus outside Bilston bus station on 26th September last year.
A man had failed to pay the fare and during an altercation PC Bridgewood pushed him, causing the man to fall and suffer a cut to his leg.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said:
“Neighbourhood PC Bridgewood, aged 39, has been on non-front facing duties with West Midlands Police since charges were brought against him and has now been suspended. A misconduct hearing will be conducted in due course.
“We expect the highest standards of conduct from our officers and will bring to justice those who fall below that standard including bringing criminal charges.”