A police officer is guilty of mismanagement of a mental health patient who died in custody

A police sergeant who failed to properly evaluate the “vulnerable” woman in her custody later died and was convicted of misconduct.

Jason Marsden “lost control” of dealing with Kelly Hartigan-Burns at Burn BlackAccording to Greenbank Police Station, Independent Committee Discipline in 2016.

Mrs Hartigan-Burns, who has a history of mental illness, self-harm and alcohol abuse, was found unconscious in her cell on December 4 and later died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

She was arrested the previous day on charges of assault.

Mr Hartigan-Burns did not ask medical experts to examine the condition despite Mr Marsden’s attempt to take his own life.

He did not read the deceased’s rights, spoke abruptly with her, and did not explain the arrest proceedings.

Mr. Marsden also deliberately bypassed questions on the computer system, designed to pose risks to detainees and ignored police records showing that she had attempted suicide.

At the time of her arrest, Ms Hartigan-Burns, 35, was intoxicated in the care of a psychiatrist and had prescription drugs on her person.

Mr Marsden, who did not attend the hearing, had violated professional standards and the independent panel ruled that he could be fired if he did not quit his job weeks earlier. Ask Started.

Representing Mr Marsden, Sarah Barlow said this was a unique event in her 27-year career.

Lancashire PoliceConstable Russ Proctor, temporary assistant chief of staff, offered “sincere condolences” to the family of the deceased.

He said that it was inappropriate and unfair to “no longer respond” due to “ongoing coronial and civil proceedings.”

Carolyn Galway of Bhatt Murphy, who represents the family, said: “This result will ultimately provide a first glimpse into the concerns of the family that Kelly did not take proper care.

“They are now awaiting trial next year, fully disclosing and questioning all the evidence they believe.”

June Hartigan, mother of the ruling M Mrs Hartigan-Burns, said: “It’s ridiculous to take five years to get to this point. Finding the facts now is very painful.

“This inquiry has helped the family get closer to the truth of what happened. It should be looked at as never before.”

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