Correction Officers Surf Porn Websites As Prisoner Dies In Cell Just Feet Away

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June 25, 2014 7:55am PST

It seems that being slammed in the drunk tank was nothing new for 39-year-old Lloyd Butler, but the most recent times was a bit different. Apparently triggered by his alcohol addiction, Butler suffered a fatal heart attack while officers were just feet away watching porn.

Mr. Butler was brought in to the station after appearing drunk and had reportedly collapsed once there. Instead of seeking him medical treatment however, officers tossed him in a cell to sober up.

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During that time, three guards were caught on surveillance video tape, “laughing, joking and swearing,” while huddled around a computer screen. At that time, the men were said to have been surfing, “inappropriate websites, including one where ‘women were offering sex’.”

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While in his cell, Butler’s cardiac arrest, having not been properly treated, resulted in his lonesome demise.

IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori expressed his frustration regarding the findings of the investigation saying:

The indifferent treatment of Mr Butler by officers and staff of West Midlands Police showed a disregard for both the stated procedures of detention and also for human decency. The care given to Mr Butler fell well short of what was expected from when he was arrested to the moment he sadly died. Instead of taking Mr Butler to hospital officers kept him in a police cell and instead of helping him, PC Woodcock and DEO Wall mocked him. In addition to the failure to care properly for Mr Butler, this was a worrying case highlighted by the findings from our investigation that PS Albutt deliberately recorded incorrect information in the custody record and failed to adequately monitor Mr Butler, PC Woodcock preferring instead to surf the internet and make personal calls. Such actions are not what I would expect to see from the police officers and staff.

Apparently two of the officers involved had been in a bit of trouble before. According to the Mail Online, “An earlier independent inquiry found one police officer guilty of gross misconduct and another guilty of misconduct, but both kept their jobs.”

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