published: 13 June 2014
Monday 16 June 2014 at 10.00am
Birmingham Coroner’s Court
50 Newton Street
Birmingham B4 6NE
Before Senior Coroner Louise Hunt
Lloyd Butler died on 4 August 2010, aged 39. He was highly vulnerable with a history of serious mental health issues and was under the care of mental health services. Police were called when he was seen to be acting in a disturbed and disorientated way. He was detained by West Midlands Police for being ‘drunk and incapable’ and taken to Stechford Police Station.
Within three hours of his detention he was discovered collapsed on a police cell floor. Attempts were made to resuscitate him and an ambulance was called. He was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
His family has waited nearly four years for the inquest.
There are far reaching questions concerning all aspects of the care and treatment that Lloyd received during his detention by West Midlands police.
Janet Butler, Lloyd’s mother said:
“Lloyd suffered problems with his health and wellbeing from the age of 20. However it is important to us to remember the many periods of Lloyd’s life that were filled with good times, and happy memories.”