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Health and safety penalty in death cell case 'will hit officer recruitment'

Force fined £234,500 in landmark conviction against office of the chief constable.

Emergency Response Belt: Judge Julian Lambert ruled he could not be sure that the ERB, designed to restrain limbs, was a contributory factor in Thomas Orchard's death

Emergency Response Belt: Judge Julian Lambert ruled he could not be sure that the ERB, designed to restrain limbs, was a contributory factor in Thomas Orchard's death

Date - 3rd May 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
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Recruitment will be put “on hold” after a force was fined £234,500 for health and safety breaches in relation to an emergency response belt used around the face of a man before he collapsed in detention. The six-figure sum handed...
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