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“The footage will now be subject to an investigation by officers from the directorate of professional standards (DPS),” the statement said.
“As soon as the MPS was made aware of the footage, the DPS was contacted immediately.
The driver, who filmed the footage, gave his name as Leon.
He said the incident took place on Friday evening in the Gospel Oak area of north London, and said it was a case of “mistaken identity”, describing the officer’s actions as “a completely unlawful act”.
Look what they are doing to my car.” The police officer then starts slicing around the damaged area of the windscreen with what looks like a penknife, to make the hole bigger.
When asked by the driver what the problem is, the officer tells him he is “not allowed to drive”.
The video has been shared thousands of times on Twitter and Instagram, where commentators describe the officer’s actions as “mindless vandalism and intimidation”.
Towards the end of the video, a police officer calls him TJ, to which the man replies: “I am not TJ, I am not TJ.” When contacted about the footage, a spokesman for the Metropolitan police said he was aware of it and was looking into it.
The Met later released a statement confirming that the incident took place at about 5pm on Friday in the borough of Camden.
The individual who uploaded the footage has been contacted by DPS officers.