Birmingham & Black Country

No action over Birmingham police restraint injuries

Action will not be taken against police officers who attended a "domestic incident" in which a man was restrained and received a serious head injury.

The man, 59 at the time, was restrained by police at an address in Hockley, Birmingham, in June 2013, but became unresponsive and was taken to hospital.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission, which probed the incident, said the man had made a full recovery.

It found there was no case to answer for any officer involved.

A statement from the IPCC said: "The investigation found that, on the balance of probabilities, the actions taken by the police officers in their initial interaction with the man and the use of restraint was proportionate and necessary.

"The investigation found no evidence against either of the officers in relation to the injuries the man sustained and therefore no case to answer for misconduct was found against any of the officers involved."

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