A policewoman will appear in court today in connection with an alleged disturbance near the home of Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard.
Pc Helen Jones, 33, is accused of misconduct in a public office where it is understood she is alleged to have tried to obtain CCTV footage of an incident said to have taken place outside a convenience store in Formby, Merseyside, last August.
It has been reported an altercation took place with another man after Gerrard got out of his Range Rover vehicle.
Last month, the Sunday Mirror reported that Gerrard was named in legal papers lodged at the High Court by a man claiming damages following the incident.
The newspaper said the civil case had been launched by Paul Alan Lloyd and had named Gerrard, his wife, Alex, and the footballer's friend, Lee McPartland, as defendants.
Merseyside Police said Pc Jones has been on a career break since early last year.
She is due to attend South Sefton Magistrates' Court.