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Scotland Yard Officer Arrested For Manslaughter ‘After Road Rage Death’

Scotland Yard officer arrested for manslaughter ‘after road rage death’
A Scotland Yard police officer has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after an alleged “road rage” incident.

By Andrew Hough, and Richard Edwards 7:15AM GMT 18 Nov 2010

The 34 year-old officer, who has not been named, was arrested after the death of an unnamed 64-year-old woman in Hillingdon, north London.

While a Metropolitan Police spokesman refused to say what the policeman did in the force The Daily Telegraph understands he was a Firearms Licensing Officer.

The spokesman said the officer was arrested at his workplace on Wednesday after the ”altercation” on Tueday afternoon. The woman later died. It is believed the incident occurred after an altercation involved motorists.

“I did not see anything, but a police officer knocked on the door and asked if she had seen a road rage accident,” one resident said.

The officer, who was off duty at the time, was last night being questioned at a south London police station.

The Scotland Yard spokesman said: ”A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Hillingdon on Tuesday afternoon.

”The 34-year-old officer, who works in Central Operations, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter this afternoon, Wednesday November 17, at his place of work and is currently in custody at a south London police station.

”The arrest follows an altercation that occurred in Snowden Avenue, Hillingdon, at approximately 4.30pm on Tuesday November 16, after which a 64-year-old woman died. Next of kin have been informed.”

”The officer was off duty at the time. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and post-mortem examination will take place tomorrow.”

He added: ”Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased but await formal identification.

”Directorate of Professional Standards is aware and has informed the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

”Anyone who was in and around the Snowden Avenue area at the time of the incident is asked to call the incident room on 020 8247 7821. Anyone who wishes to give information anonymously can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

He declined to comment on what caused the incident

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8141865/Scotland-Yard-officer-arrested-for-manslaughter-after-road-rage-death.html

Manipulation of the Truth?

What’s wrong with this article?

An ex-police officer didn’t leave a man to die, IT WAS A POLICE OFFICER! … and he was jailed AFTER he had resigned DURING court proceedings!!

“He was suspended from duty when first summonsed to appear at court then, when he pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, he resigned.

And STILL no police officer is convicted for contributing toward the death of members of the public.

Oh, and is Sarah Marsh mistaken with her comments about police owing a “duty of care”? I’m sure I read they owe no such thing to the public.

Ex-police officer who left dying man at roadside is jailed

David Driver was on patrol in Gloucestershire village when he failed to wake two men apparently asleep outdoors on freezing night

Steven Morris
guardian.co.uk, Friday 12 November 2010 18.47 GMT

A former police officer who left a dying man at a roadside while on duty has been jailed for a year.

David Driver was on patrol in the village of Bourton-on-the-Water, in Gloucestershire, when he came across two men apparently asleep on the ground on a cold night last February.

He left without waking the men and one of them, 25-year-old Steven Hathaway, was later pronounced dead at the scene. The other, who was woken after a member of the public found the pair, survived.

Driver, a constable at the time, falsified his notes of the incident, claiming the men had not been unconscious when he found them.

The 36-year-old admitted misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

At an early hearing, Worcester crown court heard that Hathaway was believed to have fallen unconscious after drinking and taking drugs.

Speaking outside court, Assistant Chief Constable Kevin Lambert, of Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: “The conduct of ex-PC Driver on the night in question fell well below the standards of professional behaviour we expect from our officers.

“I would like to express my sympathies to Mr Hathaway’s family for their loss and apologise for the lack of action taken by ex-PC Driver when he first encountered Steven and his friend.

“He was immediately served with a discipline notice following this incident and was placed on restricted duties, which prevented him from having contact with the public.

“He was suspended from duty when first summonsed to appear at court then, when he pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, he resigned.

“We have worked closely with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) throughout their investigation and have also reviewed our own policies and procedures to ensure any lessons learned from this case are fed back to our staff to ensure such a situation does not arise again.”

The IPCC, which launched an investigation into Driver’s conduct, said he submitted a false statement after Hathaway’s death in which he claimed to have helped him to his feet and watched him walk away from the scene.

Rebecca Marsh, the IPCC commissioner, said: “This police officer owed a duty of care to the public and failed to exercise it when he found two young men unconscious on a very cold night.

“He compounded this by repeatedly lying about the events of that night and offered a false account of his actions.

“It is clear from the post-mortem results that Mr Hathaway had consumed a large quantity of alcohol, together with opiates. However, he was owed a duty of care which Driver failed to exercise.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/12/ex-police-officer-jailed-dying-man

“He was suspended from duty when first summonsed to appear at court then, when he pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, he resigned.