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A police force is being prosecuted over the death of a mentally ill man who died after being restrained with a belt around his face.
Thomas Orchard died seven days after his arrest in October 2012.
Deborah Coles, director of the Inquest campaign group, said Mr Orchard’s death “involved some of the most brutal use of restraint equipment by police that we have ever seen”.
“Since 2011 the CPS have had the power to bring corporate manslaughter charges against police forces.
A pathologist found he suffered fatal brain damage caused by cardiac arrest and being unable to breathe.
The 32-year-old church caretaker had been reported to police for bizarre and disorientated behaviour in Exeter city centre.
He was pronounced dead on 10 October 2012 after being transferred to hospital.