Police sergeant refuses to accept responsibility over death following police custody

A police misconduct panel is expected to announce its findings on Monday 11th October, 2021 following a hearing lasting eight sitting days at Leyland Police Station. Witness evidence has been heard, followed by legal submissions, over the actions of a┬ápolice sergeant about whom it was said that ‘he was more interested in finishing his shiftContinue reading “Police sergeant refuses to accept responsibility over death following police custody”

Police misconduct hearing set to make findings over death of vulnerable woman

A 35 year old woman from Darwen, Lancashire, Kelly Hartigan-Burns, was found unresponsive in a cell at Greenbank Police Station in Blackburn at around 1.30am on 4th December 2016, having self-ligatured. She was taken to hospital and put on a life support system. She was pronounced dead the following day. Misconduct hearing set to openContinue reading “Police misconduct hearing set to make findings over death of vulnerable woman”