source: BBC News
published: 12 April 2016
The police watchdog is “broken and biased” according to the family of a man who died after being restrained by officers. Darren Neville, 28, suffered irreversible brain damage after being restrained during a breakdown.
His mother Carol said the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) didn’t investigate his death properly. The IPCC said its investigation of the “challenging situation” was thorough.
Mr Neville was staying in a hostel in Aberdeen Park, Highbury, when he suffered acute behavioural disorder in March 2013. He is seen looking distressed on CCTV, and breaks through a window. Mr Neville was restrained by police, but went into cardiac arrest and died 54 days later.
The family demanded the IPCC investigate why the decision to restrain was taken, but said it took too long to question the officers involved.