Officer filmed shoving teenager off bike won't face charges

12:54 pm on 14 December 2016

A South Auckland police officer who was caught on video shoving a teenager off his bike will not face charges after a police investigation, but will apologise to the teen's family.

The Facebook video appears to show an officer push the young man off his bike onto the footpath.

The Facebook video showed an officer pushing the young man off his bike and onto the footpath. Photo: Facebook

A video of the incident in south Auckland was put up on Facebook and was viewed tens of thousands of times.

Police confirmed today that after an investigation, it has been determined the officer would not face any criminal charges.

Police were called to the scene on Savill Drive and Alderman Place, Mangere, in August, after receiving complaints about a group of youths and their excessive noise, alleged fighting and cyclists weaving in and out of traffic

Police asked the youths to turn off their music and to leave the area, when the incident took place.

Upper North professional conduct manager Inspector Tracy Phillips said police took the matter "very seriously".

"In-line with what the victim's family wanted, it has been decided the officer will not face any criminal charges. He will meet with the victim and his family to offer an apology."

Police said the officer's "excellent conduct" over the past three years paid a part in the decision.

The teen's family said they were happy with the process that had taken place and the decision not to charge the officer.

The officer will still face an employment investigation.