Vulnerable people and deaths in police custody


Contrary to Elish Angiolini’s report (Deaths in custody report urges wide reform, 31 October), there has been one conviction of the police for a death in custody but it does not support to undermine her conclusions. In March 2004, Craig Boyd was detained

in a Derby police station with instructions that he should be closely monitored because of his vulnerability. CCTV at the station showed that this was not done; despite the fact that the custody officer was watching  Craig was found hanged. In 2007, PC David Stoll was tried for misconduct in public office, convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment ,suspended for a year and he was sacked.


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