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Two custody sergeants accused of misconduct

19 November 2009

We represented two custody sergeants accused of misconduct. The two custody sergeants were accused of misconduct in a public office concerning their care of a detainee who was later taken to hospital with a life-threatening condition. Expert evidence was able to show that the detainee had, most likely, swallowed a package of drugs prior to his arrest which caused a rapid and unexpected deterioration in his condition. The prosecution was dropped prior to trial.