Joanne Caffrey  Platinum Member

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Westray, Orkney, KW17 2DA


My experience as an expert witness includes providing opinion in excess of 250 cases. These cases are distributed between England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. My main area of work is concerning police custody. My main areas of service concern: Death or serious injury during restraints. (10 restraint deaths as of January 2024) Ligature deaths. (13 as of January 2024) Police arrest and police custody centre procedures Drink/Drug driving (approx. 50 as of January 2024)

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My experience involves custody sectors of police, prison, mental health, immigration, security staff and the children's sector. (Custody commences from the point of initial contact & arrest) I have provided my services for a public inquiry, coroner cases, fatal accident inquiries, civil, criminal and misconduct cases. I am registered with, and vetted by, the National Crime Agency (NCA) for police custody topics. I am engaged by Police Professional Standards departments throughout the UK concerning police conduct and use of force. I have appeared in misconduct hearings. . I have been engaged by the Public Inquiry into the restraint death of Mr Sheku Bayoh, with Police Scotland. I gave evidence over 3 days and my report can be viewed on the Inquiry website: I have received national training awards for my design and delivery of custody, and police topics. In 2012

I received the British Association of Women in Policing Excellence in Policing Award from Dame Cressida Dick. I have conducted in excess of 1000 MGDD/A intoxilyser procedures for drink/drug drive offences, and was an intoxilyser machine trainer. I am the author of 'Drink Driving: Police Custody Procedures' ISBN: 9798866033591 I still teach topics concerning ligature deaths and the use of force.

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Police Investigative Procedures   ,   Police Practice/Procedure   ,   Use of Force   ,   Drink/Drive   ,   Drink Driving   ,   Drug Driving   ,   Police Use Of Force   ,   Police - Use Of Deadly Force   ,   Death By Driving   ,   Ligature Deaths   ,   Use of Force: Restraint

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