Subscribe now for just £20 per year

PoliceOracle.com

 

Emergency belt could be factor in death of caretaker in police custody, court told

'Placing significant restraint around face may have triggered cardiac arrest'.

CCTV evidence: A still issued by the former Independent Police Complaints Commission of Thomas Orchard in a cell at Heavitree Road police station after he was held down, handcuffed and placed in restraints

CCTV evidence: A still issued by the former Independent Police Complaints Commission of Thomas Orchard in a cell at Heavitree Road police station after he was held down, handcuffed and placed in restraints

Date - 18th April 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
2 Comments 2 Comments}
A pathologist has admitted that placing a restraint belt across the face of a mentally-ill man who suffered a cardiac arrest while in police custody "could have been the straw that broke the camel's back". Thomas Orchard, 32, died in...
Do you have an interesting news story? Contact the newsdesk on 0203 119 3303
or alternatively get in touch via the contact form.
Close

Subscribe for just £29 a year

Get access to exclusive news and features from a policing perspective. With 50 articles a week, covering all facets of law enforcement, stay informed on the latest issues facing the community. From an independently run, award winning, editorial team.
More information

Subscribe now ›

Already a subscriber?