Lloyd’s Case

IPCC investigate death in custody

Compiled from various sources
published: 4WardEver UK – December 2010

Lloyd Butler, aged 39, from Sheldon, Birmingham, was arrested following a call from his family that he was drunk and incapable. He was arrested by police and placed in a cell shortly after midnight on 4th August 2010 and kept under observation due to his poor condition.

At approximately 3.15pm a visit was made to Mr Butler during which it was considered necessary to perform emergency first aid. An ambulance attended and took Mr Butler to Heartlands Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police referred the death at Stechford police station to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) which began investigating on 5th August 2010. The investigation will review the actions of officers to ensure they followed the national and local guidelines for custody care, including appropriate checks. An IPCC Family Liaison Manager has been appointed to work with Mr Butler’s family to ensure they are kept up to date with the investigation’s progress.