May 4 2013
The Daily Mail
I reported on PC’s Leigh and Bowdery last week.
You may remember that these two officers of the law beat a mentally ill man in his flat and then watched him die.
Were the cunts charged with murder… No.
Were the cunts charged with manslaughter… No
The cunts were actually charged with a pathetic offence of misconduct in public office.
Were the cunts found guilty? … No
Anyone surprised? Thought not.
Meanwhile, the second article deals with yet another piss taking sex pest policeman… All gets rather boring and repetitive doesn’t it?
And, to top it all, I’m seen as the bad guy… The world is one fucked up place, a tell thee.
Police constables cleared of allowing mentally ill man to die in front of them after detaining him at his home
- PCs Maurice Leigh and Neil Bowdery both denied misconduct in public office
- It followed the death of paranoid schizophrenic Colin Holt
- The 52-year-old died from positional asphyxia at his flat in Gillingham, Kent
- Officers were called to return him to hospital under Mental Health Act
By ANTHONY BOND
PUBLISHED: 18:17, 3 May 2013 | UPDATED: 21:59, 3 May 2013
Two police officers have been found not guilty of allowing a mentally ill man to die in front of them after detaining him in his home.
PCs Maurice Leigh and Neil Bowdery, of Kent Police, both denied misconduct in public office over the death of paranoid schizophrenic Colin Holt.
Mr Holt, 52, died from positional asphyxia at his flat in Gillingham, Kent, on August 30, 2010 after the officers were called to return him to hospital under a Mental Health Act order.
Cleared: Police officers Maurice Leigh , right, and PC Neil Bowdery, left, have been found not guilty of allowing a mentally ill man to die in front of them after detaining him in his home
It was alleged at Maidstone Crown Court that Leigh, 54, and Bowdery, 29, failed to reposition Mr Holt and check on his welfare after he stopped struggling as they detained him.
Today both officers were cleared, a court official confirmed. In a statement following the case, Kent Police said: ‘The death of Colin Holt is a tragedy for everyone concerned. Kent Police offers its sincere condolences to Mr Holt’s family and friends.
‘This has been traumatic for the officers concerned and this case underlines that policing is often a difficult job, sometimes carried out in very difficult circumstances.’
Mr Holt’s sister, Sharon Holt, said after the acquittal that changes needed to be made to the way vulnerable people are treated.
She said: ‘We still have many unanswered questions about what happened to our brother and how he came to die in these circumstances.
‘It has been a long and hard wait for answers and we hope that an inquest will follow quickly.’
Deborah Coles, from the charitable organisation Inquest, said: ‘This is a very disappointing verdict for Colin Holt’s family but this was an important prosecution.
‘The case raises stark questions about the treatment of people with mental illness by both the police and mental health services.’
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) carried out an investigation into Kent Police’s actions in the circumstances leading up to Mr Holt’s death.
Following today’s verdicts, IPCC commissioner Mary Cunneen said: ‘This is a desperately sad case and my thoughts go out to Mr Holt’s family and friends.
‘We await Kent Police’s response to our investigation report and will prepare for the inquest in due course.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319081/Police-constables-cleared-allowing-mentally-ill-man-die-detaining-home.html#ixzz2SIp5thc2
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Fifteen months for ‘sex pest’ officer who used national police computer system to target women
- Matthew Daniel Fisher found guilty last month of sexual assaults on two women he was supposed to be helping
- He also admitted two misconduct in a public office charges after engaging in sexual activity with a woman in a police van outside Selby bus station
- Admitted having sexual contact with another woman who was on a night out while he was on duty
By ANNA EDWARDS
PUBLISHED: 16:52, 3 May 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16, 3 May 2013
A ‘sex pest’ police officer who used the national police computer system to target women has been jailed for 15 months.
Matthew Daniel Fisher, 37, was found guilty last month of sexual assaults on two women he was supposed to be helping when he served with North Yorkshire Police.
He also admitted two misconduct in a public office charges after engaging in sexual activity with a woman in a police van outside Selby bus station and having sexual contact with another woman who was on a night out while he was on duty.
Today Judge Michael Mettyear said he accepted that married father-of-two Fisher had done good, even brave, work as police officer.
But he told him: ‘You let yourself down, let your family down and let the police force down.’
The judge told Hull Crown Court: ‘You clearly have a high sexual appetite and you found it difficult to resist feeding that whenever you could.’
He added: ‘Anybody who took your eye and attracted you, you wanted to make contact with in the hope that sexual activity would follow.’
Jurors heard the twice-married officer would meet women while he was on patrol in the Selby area and flirt with them, often offering his sexual services in their own homes.
Some of the sexual contact was consensual while other acts were not, the judge was told.
The court heard how one of the sex assaults Fisher carried out involved him putting a woman’s hand on his penis when she asked for a lift from him during a call-out.
The woman was an alcoholic drug user and the judge said she was clearly vulnerable.
Judge Mettyear said: ‘You couldn’t resist trying it on with her.’
He said: ‘In the context of your role and in the context of her vulnerability it was extremely bad conduct by you.’
Fisher was also convicted by the jury of assaulting a woman by pulling up her top to look at her breasts and putting her hand on his groin.
The judge said the woman had got fed up with Fisher’s constant suggestive and inappropriate behaviour whenever he came in contact with her.
He told him he was making a nuisance of himself ‘as a sex pest’.
The judge said he regarded Fisher’s misuse of the police computer system as a serious offence but accepted there had been much worse examples which had led to officers derailing whole investigations.
He said: ‘Using a public resource like that, for that reason, in that hope, is absolutely unacceptable.’
The court was told Fisher has offered his resignation as a police officer but this has not yet been accepted for procedural reasons.
But the judge said he accepted the defendant’s career in the force was over.
He was also told how Fisher had been commended during his career in the police – for talking down someone who was threatening to jump from a bridge in Selby in 2007.
His barrister, Steven Crossley, said he was also likely to have received another commendation for grabbing someone threatening to jump from the Ouse Bridge, near Goole, in 2011, but these proceedings intervened.
Mr Crossley said his client was also praised in 2010 for an incident in which he followed three men into a dark building ‘despite the obvious risks of that’.
He told the judge: ‘He’s brought disgrace and shame upon himself but demonstrated that, on occasions, he was a brave police officer and, on occasions, he was prepared to put himself at risk for others.’
Fisher, of Selby, was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault against two women and one misconduct charge relating to using a police computer to look up personal details.
He admitted charges of misconduct in relation to having consensual sex while on duty.
Fisher stood in dock today wearing a black suit, a white open-neck shirt and sporting a closely shaved hair cut.
He showed no emotion as he was jailed.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319020/Fifteen-months-sex-pest-officer-used-national-police-target-women.html#ixzz2SIpPrNLw
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