Susannah Stevens acts for Police Sergeant cleared of all allegations of gross misconduct following the death of Duncan Tomlin, an epileptic male who died following police restraint

Susannah acted on behalf of PS Christopher Glasspool in Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) initiated proceedings following the death of Duncan Tomlin.

Duncan Tomlin, 32, had been detained and restrained by police officers following a disturbance. Mr Tomlin, who suffered from epilepsy, stopped breathing during the police restraint and was taken to hospital, but died two days later. 

The IOPC raised issues as to the alleged failure by PS Glasspool to: obtain further information about Mr Tomlin’s condition and restraint; remove leg restraints and hand cuffs when Mr Tomlin’s condition deteriorated and move Mr Tomlin from the prone position.

Susannah was instructed in this matter by Scott Ingram of Slater + Gordon.

This matter received considerable press attention; please see reports from the BBC, ITV, the Daily Mail and the Independent.

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