Off-duty policeman charged with assault

AN off-duty policeman has been charged with assault.

The Glebe Hill man, 34, was charged after an incident early this morning at Howrah.

Police will allege that the Southern district constable assaulted a taxi driver.

The taxi driver sustained facial abrasions.

The policeman was off-duty at the time.

He has been bailed to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on May 12.

Professional Standards officers are investigating.

Deputy Commissioner Scott Tilyard said a decision on whether or not the officer would be stood down, would be made on Monday.

``It is not appropriate to comment further as this matter is before the court,'' he said.