Police keep jobs after Lloyd Butler passed away in their care

Lloyd Butler
Lloyd Butler

originally 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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2 thoughts on “Police keep jobs after Lloyd Butler passed away in their care

  1. My son Lloyd Butler died in police custody in August the 4th 2010. Lloyds’ inquest is over, and the full truth is out.

    However I am my son’s mother and I still have questions that have not been fully answered.
    I was given three reasons why the custody Sergeant who was found guilty of GROSS MISCONDUCT and failed my son in his duty of care to him?

    Reason 1. Cost to the force (training an officer to the standard of a custody Sergeant)
    Reason 2. The fact that the custody Sergeant was willing to be cross examined at his hearing?
    Reason 3. This officer was considered to be an excellent officer with a brilliant record of service?

    I have always struggled with these facts, and need to seek and explore a more in depth explanation, so hopefully meeting appropriate persons may assist me with this.

  2. I can’t believe that these two police officers haven’t lost their jobs, it’s disgusting.

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