The family of a church caretaker who died after being restrained in police custody say they feel “failed beyond belief” by a decision to dismiss misconduct charges against four officers.
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Three Devon and Cornwall police staff have been cleared by a jury at Bristol crown court of the manslaughter of a man with mental health issues who collapsed while in custody after a heavy webbing belt was placed around his face.
Film of a mentally ill man, Thomas Orchard, 32, allegedly being fatally injured by police has been released by a court where three officers are on trial for his manslaughter.
A police sergeant and two civilian staff from Devon and Cornwall Police have appeared before magistrates in Exeter this morning charged in connection with the death of a mentally-ill church caretaker who died after being held in custody.
Mentally ill man suffocated by police restraint belt Compiled from various sources submitted by: Fiona Kerr – August 2014 Updates on this case will be listed at the foot of this item Thomas Orchard, 32, a caretaker at St Thomas Parish Church, died in police custody on 10 October 2012 […]
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.
The family of an Exeter man who died in police custody have viewed footage of his death for the first time – after expressing anger at the delays in making a decision over possible criminal charges. Thomas Orchard’s relatives, including his parents and siblings described the CCTV as “harrowing”.
With many critical and high profile police scrutiny initiatives taking place in recent months, we share a collective of articles that explore policing matters. Recently we have seen inquests into the deaths of Olaseni Lewis, Thomas Orchard, just to mention a few.