Police have launched an investigation into a senior officer after a motorist claimed he was dragged from his vehicle and 'beaten' in a city centre car park.
Father-of-four Nick Parsons claims the chief inspector repeatedly punched him as he tried to drag him from his vehicle in Leicester.
The officer appears to reach in through the open driver's window. Mr Parsons said he then 'rained a series of blows' on him sitting inside.
Mr Parsons, 52, climbed out of the window feet-first and grappled with the white-shirted officer before fleeing.
He was arrested minutes later as five other police arrived on the scene - two of them armed with tasers.
Mr Parsons was charged with assault and a drink-drive offence but was eventually cleared of all charges last week - almost two years after the incident.
He is now calling for an apology and compensation from Leicestershire police who have told him they are still internally investigating it.
He said yesterday: 'The way I've been treated is disgraceful. The way this officer reacted was totally over the top and I want an apology and compensation.
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