Five police officers are being investigated for manslaughter following the death of a 24-year-old man in custody. Brian Ringrose, from Milton Keynes, died in hospital days after being arrested at a home in the city on January 27. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said officers initially had medical concerns for Mr Ringrose on his arrest he was taken to Milton Keynes University Hospital. After being discharged he was restrained by officers in the hospital and taken to a police van to be transported to custody, but fell ill en route to the vehicle and was readmitted to hospital where he was placed in an induced coma. Have you been affected by this story? Email [email protected] He died in hospital on February 2. In a statement the IOPC said: “From the evidence gathered so far, five officers have been advised they are under investigation for alleged gross negligence manslaughter and unlawful act manslaughter. “One of the officers is also being investigated for alleged common assault. “The officers have also been served with gross misconduct notices for potential breaches of professional behaviour related to use of force and duties and responsibilities.” A decision over whether to charge them will be… Read full this story
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