Malcolm McHaffie, Deputy Head of Special Crime at the Crown Prosecution Service, said:
“The CPS received a file of evidence following an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into an arrest and detention of a 32-year-old man by Greater Manchester Police in the early hours of 15 July 2012.
“After carefully considering all the available evidence, we have advised the IPCC to obtain a summons in respect of Sergeant Richard Miller to face a charge of common assault contrary to section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
“The decision to prosecute has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
“Sergeant Miller will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 8 February.”
The defendant now faces a charge of common assault and it is important that nothing is said, or reported, which could prejudice his right to a fair trial.
The alleged incident took place at Chadderton custody suite.