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Southern Region cop charged


A police officer who's now attached to the Southern Region Command has been charged over an alleged assault during the arrest of a teenager in Surry Hills last year.

The male constable has been under investigation by the Professional Standards Command following the alleged incident in June 2020.

The officer has now been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

He'll front court next month.

NSW Police said his employment status is under review.

Image: NSW Police