Kevin Clarke: Police watchdog to re-examine death of man restrained by nine officers

  • Written by Leah Mahon
  • Published on 13th August 2021
A picture of Kevin Clarke released by his family. Photograph: Family Handout/PA
  • THE POLICE watchdog will relaunch an investigation into the death of a mentally ill man who died in 2018.
  • Following an inquest, a jury determined the restraint used during the arrest of Kevin Clarke was a factor in his death.
  • Kevin Clarke, who was a paranoid schizophrenic, died at Lewisham Hospital.
  • He was detained by police in the Polsted Road area of Catford, South East London and was pronounced dead from exhaustion and cardiac arrest brought on by acute behavioural disturbance.
  • The 35-year-old had been restrained by up to nine Metropolitan Police officers and during his arrest could be heard to say “I can’t breathe” from footage worn by officers.
  • The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said “issues raised during Mr Clarke’s inquest in October 2020 prompted us to review our investigation”.


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