source: The Argus
published: 21 October 2014
Five Sussex Police officers are under investigation following the death of a man in custody. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has served five Sussex Police officers with gross misconduct notices as part of the investigation into events prior to the death of Duncan Tomlin in Haywards Heath in July.
Mr Tomlin, 32, of Burgess Hill, was restrained by police in Ryecroft in Haywards Heath on July 26, fell unconscious in the police van and later died in hospital.
The IPCC has today announced that it is investigating potential gross misconduct matters and five officers, a police sergeant and four police constables, have been served with notices advising their conduct is subject to investigation. The officers will be interviewed in due course.