POLICE | Transport officer charged with assaulting boy, 16, in custody at Warwick Farm earlier this year

Generic image. Picture: NSW Police
Generic image. Picture: NSW Police

Yesterday, a serving police officer was charged over an alleged assault of a youth earlier this year.

The incident occurred at WarwickFarm on January 4, when a teenaged boy, 16, was allegedly assaulted while he was being held in custody.

A police spokesperson said the teenager had been "acting suspiciously" but did not elaborate on the circumstances of the alleged assault.

Yesterday, Wednesday, following an internal investigation, a senior constable who is attached to the Police Transport & Public Safety Command, was given notice to attend court for common assault.

The senior constable is due in Liverpool court next month, on July 24.

The officer's employment is currently under review and he is on leave until further notice.