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Multiple police officer representation

19 November 2009

We represented a number of police officers at an inquest into the death of a man who had been detained in a back garden. The man was armed with a razor blade and following negotiation attempts, our clients detained the man in a ground pin manoeuvre. Queries from the family’s representatives surrounding positional asphyxia and the detention techniques were addressed during inquest hearing. The inquest was successfully concluded with a verdict of Accidental Death.