Three police officers face misconduct hearings over death of David Hill in police cell

Three police officers face misconduct hearings following the death of a man in custody in Grimsby.

18 MARCH 2016 | BY GRIMSBY TELEGRAPH FOR GRIMSBY TELEGRAPH



Sergeant Nicholas Mortimer, PC Mark Gowan and PC Emily Turner will appear at a police misconduct hearing later this month 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.

Police officers face misconduct hearings following death

David Hill died in a police cell in Grimsby Police Station in 2013.

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

At an inquest into his death, jurors decided that his death was because he suffered “respiratory distress” after “excessive” drinking and concluded that his death was a result of misadventure.

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 heard is scheduled for four days and will begin on Tuesday, March 29.

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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