A four-year battle for justice ended in victory as an inquest jury found neglect contributed to the death of Kingsley Burrell. He suffered a cardiac arrest after being restrained for a prolonged period of time with a towel over his head at the Oleaster Health Unit.
Section 135 of the Act gives police officers powers to enter private premises – with a warrant – to remove a person suspected of being in urgent need of a mental health assessment. Section 136 gives them powers to remove someone from a public place to a ‘place of safety’.
source: The Voice Online published: 21 October 2014 The family of a physically healthy young man who died after being restrained on a mental health ward has vowed to continue fighting for justice after an inquest returned a “natural causes” verdict. Jonathan Malia sought help for bipolar disorder in January 2013 and was transferred to the private …
The mental health triage scheme, which sees psychiatric nurses attend with police officers to people suspected of being mentally unwell, is to be rolled out across the West Midlands after a successful pilot.