Philmore Mills hospital death: Police officers cleared of misconduct

Philmore Mills
Philmore Mills

source: BBC News
published: 21 July 2015

Two police officers have been cleared of breaching professional standards over the death of a man in custody in 2011.Philmore Mills, 57, was being treated for pneumonia at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Berkshire.

He had been restrained by two police constables called to assist hospital security staff with a disturbance on 27 December 2011. The officers were cleared at a Thames Valley Police misconduct hearing.

Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell said: “This has been a long and distressing process for all those involved in this case since 2011.” The misconduct hearing found the case has not been proven in relation to breaches of the standards of professional behaviour of either of these two officers”.

A statement issued by Mr Mills’s family said the misconduct hearing had come to a “disappointingly abrupt close”.

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