South Wales Police: Police pursuit review conducted
South Wales Police say that they have already conducted a review of its management of police pursuits following the death of Kyle Griffiths.
Responding to a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission they said that they will now "ensure that staff undergo regular refresher training in this area."
Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Kyle Griffith who died in such tragic circumstances in January 2012.
The IPCC acknowledges that responsibility for Kyle’s death lies firmly with Steven Freye who was convicted of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 13 years in prison following a thorough investigation by South Wales Police.
Control room operator warned following police pursuit death
A control room operator at South Wales Police has been given a written warning following the death of a young chef who died after being hit by a car being followed by police.
It follows criticism by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) that the control room operator working at the time, did not check whether the policeman driving the patrol car was authorised to carry out pursuits.
Kyle Griffith died from injuries sustained when Steven Freye's Fiat left the road hitting him on James Street in the Cardiff Bay are of the Capital in the early hours of 10th January 2012.
IPCC Commissioner for Wales Tom Davies offered his sympathy and condolences and said that "the entire responsibility for the death rests firmly with Freye."
"One of the key lessons was the control room operator did not draw it to the attention of his supervisor. Once the pursuit was recognised then it should have been stopped immediately as the vehicle and driver were not authorised."
Stephen Freye was found guilty at Cardiff Crown Court in November last year for murdering 25-year-old Kyle Griffiths.
Sentencing tomorrow after Stephen Freye found guilty of murder
The jury were told they had to consider whether Stephen Freye was voluntarily or involuntarily under the influence of drugs at the time Kyle Griffiths was killed in January after being hit by a car. David Wood reports.
Cardiff Crown Court has found Stephen Freye, 22, guilty of the murder of 25-year-old Kyle Griffiths. The young chef died after a car struck him when he was walking along the pavement on James Street, Cardiff.
South Wales Police said the car collided with Mr Griffith at around 03:00, after failing to stop for a marked police vehicle in the centre of Cardiff.
Mr Griffith, who lived in Cardiff Bay, was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he later died.
Stephen Freye has appeared in Cardiff Crown Court accused of murdering a young father. The 22-year-old was arrested after Kyle Griffith was hit by a blue Fiat Cinquecento in James Street in Cardiff Bay.
Mr Freye, from Pentwyn, Cardiff, is charged with murder and causing death by dangerous driving. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Newport Crown Court on April 20.