Police keep jobs after Lloyd Butler’s death

Lloyd Butleroriginally by: Birmingham Mail  
published: 25 January 2013

Two police officers filmed making insulting remarks about a man who later died in custody will keep their jobs despite being found guilty of misconduct.

Lloyd Butler, from Tile Cross, died aged 39 at Stechford police station in August, 2010 after being arrested after his family called 999 due to concerns about his behaviour while drunk. An independent hearing into officer’s conduct on that night found Sergeant Mark Albutt guilty of gross misconduct for failing in his duty of care.

Yet he will only face a written warning for “unacceptable” actions that “fell far below the force’s expectations” Pc Dean Woodcock will undergo further training after being found guilty of misconduct.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission report found officers made personal phone calls and browsed the internet rather than monitoring Mr Butler on CCTV.

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