Police misconduct hearing begins today after death of man in custody in Grimsby

A misconduct hearing begins today into the actions of three police officers following the death of a man in custody in Grimsby.

29 MARCH 2016 | BY GRIMSBY TELEGRAPH FOR GRIMSBY TELEGRAPH



Sergeant Nicholas Mortimer, PC Mark Gowan and PC Emily Turner are due to appear at a hearing following the death of David Hill, 57, of Peaks Lane, New Waltham.

He died in a police cell at Grimsby Police Station on May 21, 2013, having been arrested for a public order offence.

David Hill died police cell Grimsby Police Station

David Hill died in a police cell at Grimsby Police Station on May 21, 2013, having been arrested for a public order offence.

Tests showed he had drunk five time times the drink drive limit of alcohol.

An Independent Police Complaints Commission found cases to answer for gross misconduct for three Humberside police officers: PS Nick Mortimer, PC Mark Gowan and PC Emily Turner.

The hearing is scheduled for four days.

At it the three will answer allegations that their conduct "amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Duties & Responsibilities, Authority, Respect & Courtesy and Challenging & Reporting Improper Conduct contrary to the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012".

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