A criminal investigation has been launched into the actions of a Metropolitan Police officer after a man suffered life-changing injuries when he was shot with a Taser.
The man, in his 20s, fell when he was Tasered as he jumped over a wall in Haringey, north London, on 4 May.
The police watchdog said the officer was being investigated under caution on suspicion of causing GBH.
It said it had asked the officer involved to provide a written account.
Sal Naseem, from the Independent Office for Police Conduct, said: “Having examined a range of evidence including body worn video, witness statements and medical evidence, we have taken the decision that this is now a criminal investigation.
“A criminal investigation does not mean that criminal charges will necessarily follow.
“We understand that many people are concerned about this incident and I want to reassure people that this is being thoroughly and independently investigated.”