UK police force referred to watchdog after man tased in front of child

A file photo shows the exterior of the Greater Manchester Police headquarters in Manchester, northwest England, in 2012.

(CNN)A UK police force has referred itself to the police watchdog over an incident in which a man was tased in front of his child.

Footage of the incident posted on Twitter showed two officers using a taser on a man at a petrol station, drawing criticism online.
The video does not show what happened before the incident.
    Greater Manchester Police (GMP) released a statement revealing that officers stopped a speeding vehicle just before 11 p.m. BST (6 p.m. ET) Wednesday in Stretford, northern England.
    The driver, Desmond Ziggy Mombeyarara, 34, was subsequently arrested and charged, according to the statement. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court Friday. CNN has been unable to reach Mombeyarara's representatives.
    Concerns over the deployment of the taser sparked a review by the force's police standards branch and GMP referred itself to police watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). The body oversees the police complaints system in England and Wales.
    "We are aware of public concern regarding this arrest and I want to reassure the public that this matter is being reviewed and treated seriously," said GMP's Superintendent Mark Kenny in the statement.