It is a disappointment that unlawful killing was not on the table, however, the Coroner did explain a questionaire which has been submitted to the Jury to also consider "Neglect" which is a serious matter also.
Over the past 6 weeks we have heard how a man who called the Police for assistance on 27th March 2011 went through the following:
1. Detained under section 136 outside Hayer Supermarket Icknield Port Road Edgbaston.
2. Taken to Oleaster 136 Suite in Birmingham after a short struggle with Police and being restrained.
3. Detained under Section 2 and trasferred by Police Van to Mary Seacole Centre.
4. On 30th March after his family not being allowed to see him there was an incident where is was restrained by the Police and transferred whilst being restrained back to isolation at Oleaster via the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment to a cut over his eye in A&E.
5. After A&E Transferred to Isolation Room at Oleaster where he went into cardiac Arrest and never regained consciousness after being transferred by Ambulance to A7E at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
6. Kingsley was hit several times by Police Officers, Red dotted by Police Taser's, had a Police Dog called to Mary Seacole Centre as to why I'm not too sure, Restrained in handcuffs behind his back and leg and thigh restraints and strapped to an ambulance stretcher.
7. Had a folded blanket placed over his head to the point where he said "I can't breathe".
8. Kingsley was placed in the isolation room face down the restraints removed after some 2.5 hours motionless according to some reports and checks and handovers were not done properly to the point where his respiratory rate dropped to the point where he went into cardiac arrest.
The only thing that appears to be clear is that Kingsley is no longer with us, however, lets see what the Jury decide, unfortunately it will not be unlawful killing.
This is an alarming case of systemic failure in my view and we have alot of work still to do.
13th May 2015