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6 June 2017: Relevant expert evidence

  1. Mr Collier considered that the force used on D1538 was necessary, proportionate and used for no longer than necessary.1 In his opinion, the technique used by Mr Farrell was consistent with the use of force training, and he had not seen any evidence that the force used against D1538 was excessive.2 He commented:

“Once the head support was no longer required it was removed, and then re-applied when the situation escalated. I am content that constant evaluation took place and that staff responded appropriately withy [sic] the level of force used.”3


  1. INQ000111_101 paras 417 and 418[]
  2. INQ000158_095[]
  3. INQ000111_101 para 418[]