A police officer is to stand trial accused of assaulting a man with his baton while on duty.
PC Douglas Fisher, who is also a decorated lieutenant in the Territorial Army and has served in Afghanistan, is alleged to have assaulted Nawras Alwan during an incident in Dundee's South Road last year.
It is alleged that the officer, who was said to be on duty, attacked Mr Alwan by repeatedly striking him on the body with his police baton to his injury.
The alleged attack is said to have happened on October 23 last year.
Fisher, 39, whose address was given in court papers as care of Tayside Police HQ, West Bell Street, Dundee, did not appear in court on Friday to face the allegation.
His solicitor, Ross Donnelly, told Dundee Sheriff Court that the officer pled not guilty to the charges.
Fiscal depute Donna Davidson asked that a trial date and a pre-trial hearing be fixed.
Sheriff Alistair Duff set trial for October, and ordered PC Fisher to appear at a pre-trial hearing in September.
A spokeswoman for Tayside Police said: "An officer is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal following an allegation of assault. The officer has not been suspended from operational duty. It would be wrong to comment further whilst the legal process is ongoing."
David Hamilton, Tayside branch secretary of the Scottish Police Federation, added: "It is currently going through the process and there is no more we can say at the moment."
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