West Midlands Police to issue spit and bite guards - BBC News

Spit and bite guards will be issued to 4,500 West Midlands Police officers over the next three months, the force said. The transparent mesh fabric hoods are used to prevent those arrested from spitting or biting officers. The force said in 2016, 231 ...

West Midlands Police probe over 'excessive force' video - BBC News

Three police officers have been removed from usual duties after concerns over the use of force in a video circulating on social media. The footage shows an officer using a baton after a row breaks out between a man and plain-clothed policemen in Upper ...

Plain clothes police officers are 'removed from duty' after they were filmed 'beating suspects with batons during a ... - Daily Mail

Five police officers have been taken off the streets today after a video emerged of a suspect being kicked, hit with a baton and allegedly having CS Spray fired in his face. Footage of the stop-and-search in Aston, Birmingham, shows a series of ...

WMP becomes 23rd force to issue spit guards - Police Professional

Four and a half thousand West Midlands Police (WMP) officers will receive spit guards to help protect them from assaults. Around £11,000 will be spent on issuing the restraint devices to all operational officers, the force announced on Monday (July 31).

Police 'removed from public duties' after viral video shows 'scuffle' after stop and search - Mirror.co.uk

A number of police officers have been removed from "usual duties" after a video showing scuffles following a vehicle search went viral. West Midlands Police said it was "treating this matter seriously" and the officers on film would "not be deployed on ...