Met police restraint contributed to death of mentally ill man, jury finds

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Inquest criticises failures by police and paramedics to protect life of Kevin Clarke, 35

The police’s inappropriate use of restraints on a mentally ill man contributed to his death, an inquest jury has found.

Kevin Clarke, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2002, was living in supported housing at the Jigsaw Project, a residential support service, at the time of his death on 9 March 2018 following restraint by police on a muddy school playing field in Catford, south London.

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