21st November 2019

A Police Misconduct Panel gave a final written warning to a Police Officer after unreasonable force was used against a 14 year old boy in Sunderland City Centre.

The incident happened on 24 January 2018.  The Officer was P.C. Osmond. CCTV is reported as showing the Officer struggling to detain the youth.  The footage is stated to then show the youth being hauled along the ground in handcuffs to a Police vehicle.

It was alleged P.C. Osmond had not restrained the boy properly.  P.C. Osmond admitted he was “embarrassed” after watching the CCTV footage of his actions. The Officer accepted an allegation of using excessive force.

We have a team of Specialist Solicitors who regularly obtain significant payments of compensation from Police Forces and other public bodies after incidents of mistreatment.  If you have been the victim of a public authority, including a Police Force, not doing its job in a fair and reasonable way please contact either Richard Hardy, Andrew Freckleton or Katy Stephenson on 0191 565 3112 or email advice@benhoarebell.co.uk for help in fighting your case.