A watchdog has raised concern that police are not treating potential medical emergencies as “genuine” while arresting suspects.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is developing new national recommendations after an incident in London where a man was restrained over a parking violation.
The IOPC said: “Mr Bentahar appeared to have a seizure, with evidence suggesting some of the officers were unsure it was genuine.
“However, this did not impact on the care he received, as a support team of other police officers
arrived quickly and provided medical treatment before handing him into the care of paramedics.”
Mr Bentahar had been driving his wife and young children when he parked, using a blue badge, on a single yellow line.