Month: June 2014

Thomas Orchard sister 2013

Justice for Thomas Orchard

Four police officers are facing prosecution after Thomas Orchard died in custody when a restraining belt was fixed across his face. Thomas, 32, collapsed in a police cell after the belt was fastened across his mouth following his arrest in October 2013.

Justice for Philmore Mills

Philmore Mills was admitted to the Intensive care unit at Wexham Park Hospital on 21 December 2011, and moved on Christmas Eve to a respiratory ward. In the early hours of Tuesday 27 December, an incident occurred in which hospital security and then police were called. Mr Mills was handcuffed to the rear and restrained.

Police admit: “We failed Lloyd Butler”

Lloyd Butler was failed by police officers, the West Midlands force admitted.Responding to the inquest verdict and the IPCC report, assistant chief constable Gary Cann admitted those involved in his care “fell below the required standards”. He said: “The jury at Birmingham Coroner’s Court has found officers failed to carry out an adequate risk assessment when arresting Mr Butler, placing him in custody instead of taking him to hospital.

Cops ‘viewed sex websites’ rather than keeping ‘constant watch’ on Birmingham dad

Police officers were viewing sex websites rather than keeping a “constant watch” on a Birmingham dad who went into cardiac arrest in his cell and later died, an inquest heard. Lloyd Butler, 39, was supposed to be monitored every 15 minutes but officers were ‘distracted’ by a “website about women offering sex”, according to his family’s barrister, Stephen Cragg QC.