The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police has apologised for the distress caused to an autistic man in Luton, whose family say was assaulted by police officers outside his own home.
Colette Paul's first words fell short of admitting any responsibility, because an investigation into what actually happened is still in progress. But she says she is listening to the family and the community.
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A police watchdog has launched a criminal investigation after a 39-year-old Luton man died in custody.
Leon Briggs, described by his family as a "kind, loyal, intelligent" father, died after being detained at Luton police station under the Mental Health Act on Monday.
Mr Briggs was arrested by officers from Bedfordshire Police when members of the public reported concerns about his behaviour. Upon falling ill, he was taken from the station to Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.