Pregnant woman handcuffed

Three police officers have been disciplined over the treatment of a heavily pregnant women while in police custody.

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Police: 'Mistakes made' in handcuffing pregnant woman

Senior police admitted "mistakes were made" when a pregnant woman was handcuffed for 11 hours and was left naked from the waist up for 13 minutes.

On this occasion, mistakes were made, the officers got it wrong and received formal discipline sanctions for their actions. We apologise to the complainant for this fact.

In November 2011 the force implemented a rigorous audit procedure into our custody suites and identified several of the organisational learning issues highlighted by the IPCC investigation, which it received in March this year.

These have since been addressed.

– Detective superintendent Jackie Alexander, head of force professional standards directorate.

Police given warnings for handcuffing pregnant woman

Police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, ruled that the pregnant woman had been inappropriately left in handcuffs for exceptional periods of time.

It said there had been a failure to provide her with adequate information to enable her to provide officers with details to allow effective childcare.

Yesterday, following a two-day misconduct hearing at Nottinghamshire Police headquarters in Nottingham, an inspector and sergeant from the force received final written warnings while another sergeant was given a written warning in relation to the incident.

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Police warned: Pregnant woman handcuffed for 11 hours

Three police officers have been disciplined over the treatment of a heavily pregnant women while in police custody.

It comes after a 43-year-old woman, who was seven and half months pregnant, made a complaint about the way she was treated while under arrest in July 2011.

The woman was handcuffed for 11 hours while in the custody of Nottinghamshire Police.

She was also left naked from the waist up for 13 minutes

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