source: BBC News
published: 6 October 2017
Six police officers have been cleared of gross misconduct over the death of a mental health patient who collapsed after being restrained in hospital.
Olaseni Lewis, 23, died in 2010 soon after he was restrained by officers in Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham.
An inquest jury previously found multiple failings by the officers had contributed to his death.
But, a misconduct hearing concluded those claims were “unproven” and any failings were “performance matters”.
Following the ruling, Mr Lewis’s family said that without acknowledging the way he died as “unacceptable”, the disciplinary process risked being “meaningless”.