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Durham officer guilty of misconduct

A police officer from the Durham force has been found guilty of gross misconduct by a disciplinary panel after his involvement in the arrest of Leonard McCourt, who collapsed in the back of a police van and died.

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Hearing held into Durham Police misconduct

The IPCC ruled that the actions of the officers were 'wholly inadequate' Credit: ITV News

A misconduct hearing is being held to investigate the actions of officers from Durham Police involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody.

Leonard McCourt, from Seaham, died at Peterlee police station in September 2010.

An Independent Police Complaints Commission report ruled that the actions of the officers were 'wholly inadequate' and an inquest ruled his death was caused by misadventure.

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