A police officer has been filmed appearing to tell a member of the public he will “make something up” to arrest him.
In footage circulating online, a Lancashire Police officer shouts at a man before asking him “who are they going to believe, me or you?”
Lancashire Police today said “it’s clear” the member of the public deserves an apology and said the incident has been referred to its professional standards department.
The force said the incident happened in Accrington, Lancashire on Friday. Footage of the officer’s encounter with the man was widely shared on social media.
In it, an officer can be seen approaching a man stood next to a car, while two other witnesses stand behind him and another man films.
Speaking to the officer, the unknown man says: “What for? You’re harassing me, I haven’t done nothing wrong.”
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