source: BBC News
published: 22 October 2015
A police watchdog has referred a complaint made by the family of a man who died while under restraint to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
Kingsley Burrell, 29, was detained in March 2011 after West Midlands Police attended a disturbance in Birmingham. He later died from a cardiac arrest.
In May, an inquest ruled prolonged restraint and a failure to provide basic medical attention contributed to his death. Three officers are being investigated.
A statement from the Independent Police Complaints Commission said in 2013 it had found there was a case to answer for gross misconduct against three officers, on the grounds of honesty and integrity in the accounts they provided to investigators. A misconduct hearing is pending.
After the inquest the IPCC received a complaint from Mr Burrell’s family about evidence given by the police officers.