25th July 2020

A Police disciplinary hearing has heard how P.C. Jonathan Reynolds assaulted a detainee pushing the handcuffed male to the floor outside a Police Station before taking him into the custody suite.

During the incident the Officer called the male a “useless c**t”.  After further shoving him into the corner of a wall the Officer told the male “you are a cheeky f****r”.

The incident began outside of a pub on 27 May 2019.  The male was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.  Whilst the male was in handcuffs and being taken to the Police car P.C. Reynolds sprayed CS into the male’s face from a very close range.  The use of CS Spray can be very dangerous particularly to a person’s eyes when used at close range.

P.C. Reynolds was then “rough” with the detainee using unnecessary force to push him around following arrival at the Police Station.

P.C. Reynolds has since been convicted before the Criminal Courts of two counts of assault in connection with the incident and resigned from the Police on 12 June 2020.

On 19 June 2020 a Police misconduct hearing decided the Officer would be placed on a barred list which means he cannot apply to be a Police Officer again for at least 5 years.

Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable Mark Collins said that “the public would be appalled” at the use of force by the Officer.  The Chief Constable told P.C. Reynolds “the public would be appalled at your attacks… particularly when there is national and international concern for the actions of the Police”.