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.
Month: June 2014
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.
The Florida Supreme Court is throwing out the conviction of a death row inmate after new DNA evidence raised questions about whether or not he killed a woman nearly 30 years ago.
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.
Albuquerque police shot a homeless man in the back and killed him, and it was all caught on gruesome detail in a police video. It is just one more in a long line of police killings that has the city’s Police Department on the verge of federal oversight.
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.
A jury watched the horrific moment a Birmingham dad collapsed face down in his police cell and went into cardiac arrest – after ‘distracted’ officers had been laughing and joking outside. CCTV showed officers browsing the force Facebook page and chatting about the Blues before Lloyd Butler, 39, staggered around his cell and later hit his head on the wall.
A ‘street triage’ pilot scheme involving police, the ambulance service and mental health service was recognised by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust for its partnership working at an awards ceremony last night.