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Following consideration yesterday (4 November 2014) of the Chief Constable’s report into the death of Lloyd Butler in police custody, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson issued the following statement:

“It is important that the police misconduct process commands public confidence. If it does not, it will impact adversely on public’s confidence in their day to day interactions with the police.

“Having spoken with the Chief Constable, I know he recognises the importance of maintaining public confidence in both the disciplinary process itself and the application of sanctions to officers found guilty of misconduct.

“I will review certain elements of the police misconduct process – namely the appointment of independent members, to assure myself that they recognise the importance of their role in maintaining public confidence, and I shall also draw the attention of the Home Secretary’s review of police complaints to the lessons of this particular case.”

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