The strike, shared on social media yesterday and since viewed about 50,000 on many occasions, shows what appears to be a police officer – filmed from the place of the driver – repeatedly telling him to “get out of the car”, adding: “You’re not allowed to drive it.”
The officer then leave an impressions the driver’s side window with what looks like a baton, ahead a voice can be heard saying: “I’ve got a licence. I’ve got a licence. I’ve got insurance. You’re smashing this for no goal.”
The Metropolitan Police said it is “aware of footage circulating on social ambience of an incident involving two uniformed officers in Camden”, adding that the fact took place at Weedington Road, north-west London, at around 5pm on Friday.
In a report, the Met said: “The footage will now be subject to an investigation by officers from the Directorate of Master Standards (DPS).”
The policeman can be seen striking the windscreen, resulting in the glass pulverizing, and he then starts slicing around the damaged area with what appears to be a pen wound.
When asked by the driver what the problem is, the officer tells him he is “not allowed to initiative”.
The police force said on Saturday evening: “As soon as the MPS was made sensible of the footage, the DPS was contacted immediately. The individual who uploaded the footage has been contacted by DPS government agents.
“As this matter is in its early stages, the officers have not been hanged or placed on restricted duties. No-one was arrested during the incident.”
The video, which could not be independently clinched, has been shared on Twitter and Instagram where the officer’s actions arrange been described as “mindless vandalism and intimidation”.
A man who wanted to be referred to by fair his first name, Leon, said he was the driver and the person who filmed the footage.
He declared the incident took place on Friday evening in the Gospel Oak area of north London, and told it was a case of “mistaken identity”, describing the officer’s actions as “a completely verboten act”.
Leon, who said he spent the evening in hospital due to getting glass in his visions, said it was “complete madness” and that he is “still in shock”.
“Every even so he smashed the glass, fragments of glass were just ricocheting in my look,” he said.