Police officer under investigation over death of Mohamud Hassan hours after release from custody | UK News

A police officer is being investigated over the death of a younger man hours after he was launched from custody.

Mohamud Hassan, 24, was arrested at his dwelling in Cardiff on 8 January on suspicion of breaching the peace, however was launched the next morning with out cost.

The daddy-to-be was discovered useless on the similar property at 10.30pm that evening.

A 'justice for Mohamud Hassan' sign at a vigil in Cardiff
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Mr Hassan’s household declare he had no historical past of struggling from matches

The Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) stated a police officer had gone to Mr Hassan’s dwelling for his arrest and accompanied him to custody in a police van.

The watchdog is investigating whether or not this officer did not relay Mr Hassan’s complaints of having a match and being in ache once they arrived at Cardiff Bay police station.

The police officer has been served a misconduct discover.

“The officer attended the Newport Street, Cardiff deal with on 8 January and accompanied Mr Hassan to Cardiff Bay custody unit within the rear of a police van,” an IOPC spokesperson stated.

“Throughout this time interval, Mr Hassan was heard on body-worn digicam to complain of having a match, struggling a migraine, and displayed indicators of experiencing ache.

“The misconduct discover pertains to this info doubtlessly not being handed to custody employees in cost of Mr Hassan’s welfare.”

The IOPC added that the misconduct discover “doesn’t essentially imply an officer has dedicated any wrongdoing”, however that the matter is being investigated.

Mr Hassan’s household declare he had no historical past of struggling from matches and so they allege he suffered accidents at Cardiff Bay police station which will have contributed to his death.

They’ve referred to as for CCTV and bodycam footage to be launched however officers have refused, in case this compromises potential prison, misconduct, or inquest proceedings.

A vigil was held in Mohamud Hassan's memory after his death in January
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Mr Hassan got here into contact with greater than 50 cops on the weekend he died

Within the weeks after his death, it emerged that Mr Hassan got here into contact with greater than 50 cops on the weekend he died.

Lawyer Hilary Brown, who’s representing Mr Hassan’s household, stated they had been “vastly distressed” to listen to that he had been in ache or was injured throughout his time in custody.

Ms Brown stated: “We do not know the supply of these accidents.

“However conveying that to a police officer, who ought to have then highlighted this to a custody sergeant, one thinks that if that had been accomplished then perhaps medical consideration would have been looked for him.

“I am unable to see how they are saying this might result in misconduct. That is gross misconduct that’s so critical (and) may have contributed to the loss of anyone’s life.”

She stated the household needed the officer suspended and {that a} written warning “by no means displays the seriousness of the negligence”.

South Wales Police stated: “The pressure continues to completely cooperate with the IOPC investigation and is offering them with info and materials, together with CCTV footage and body-worn video.

“We acknowledge the influence Mr Hassan’s death has had on his household, pals and the broader neighborhood. Our ideas and condolences proceed to be with them.”