6 Oct 2017

Met police officers cleared of misconduct

Six Metropolitan police officers have been cleared of gross misconduct over the death of a 23 year old man. Olaseni Lewis died in 2010 after being restrained in a south London mental health hospital.

An inquest jury had previously criticised a series of failures by police and medical staff, but the misconduct tribunal found that the restraint was  “necessary, proportionate and reasonable.” Mr Lewis’ parents described the disciplinary tribunal, which was held in private, as “a show”.