Humberside

Police officers guilty of gross misconduct over Grimsby custody death

David Hill Image copyright David Cockram
Image caption David Hill died in his cell at Grimsby's Victoria Street police station in May 2013

Two police officers have been found guilty of gross misconduct over the death of a man in a police cell.

David Hill, 57, died at Grimsby's Victoria Street police station after being arrested for affray in 2013.

A Humberside Police disciplinary panel found PC Emily Turner and Sgt Nicholas Mortimer had breached police rules.

A third officer, PC Mark Gowan, was found guilty of misconduct. The force said the officers had received written warnings.

Humberside Police's Assistant Chief Constable, Lee Freeman, who chaired the panel, said: "Mr Hill was not shown the level of respect, dignity or professionalism expected of Humberside Police."

The panel was told Mr Hill, of Peaks Lane, New Waltham, had died from acute alcohol intake.

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