A man who died after being hit by a car while fleeing from police in Leicester has been described as “out of his mind” and “a danger to the public”. Shane Bryant, 33, was killed when he fled on foot following an armed robbery at JB Hi-Fi.
Shane Bryant, an actor in Leicestershire, died after being attacked with a “large piece of wood” by two robbers. The police said that the force used was unreasonable and contributed to his death.
Shane Bryant’s family believes he should be in jail rather than a cemetery for what he done (Picture: BPM)
After the end of an inquiry into the death of an armed robber who died after being detained with “unreasonable force,” his family has said that they would take legal action.
On July 13, 2017, Shane Bryant, 29, was taken to the ground by an off-duty police officer and other witnesses as he attempted to raid a Co-op supermarket in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.
The father of two was kept on the floor for almost 17 minutes, during which time he lost consciousness, before being transported to the hospital, where he died two days later.
According to the charity Inquest, a jury at his inquest issued a narrative judgement, concluding that portions of the force used to detain Mr Bryant were ‘unreasonable’ and ‘contributed to his death.’
The jury also decided that the off-duty police officer had’missed chances’ in controlling the degree of restraint used.
The police and a member of the public attempted to arrest the robber, who was armed with a baseball bat while in the store, according to the inquest at North Leicestershire and Rutland Coroner’s Court.
Bryant, on the other hand, resisted ‘violently,’ and after knocking a member of the public to the ground, he ‘proceeded to stomp on his skull.’
When Bryant came into touch with roughly eight persons outside, a retired police officer knocked the robber’s head on the ground before hitting him and placing him in a headlock, Assistant Coroner Michael Auty QC told jurors.
Lorraine Bryant, Shane Bryant’s mother, has died since his death (Picture: BPM Media)
Leicestershire police came after around 10 minutes and handcuffed him. He was remained in a prone posture for another five minutes before being officially detained, and it was only then that he was found to be unconscious.
Mr Bryant was detained for a total of 17 minutes and 12 seconds, according to the coroner.
Bryant’s brother Dean said that the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) inquiry had “failed down” the family, and that the inquest finding was a “essential step… for true responsibility for his murder.”
‘We express our profound gratitude to the coroner and, in particular, the jury for bringing Shane’s death to justice,’ he added.
Shane’s family has said that they will continue to fight for justice. (Photo courtesy of BPM Media)
‘The jury’s findings reflect our fears about Shane’s death from the beginning.
‘We were disappointed by the IOPC probe, but the inquest process has shown the truth.’
‘This is a critical step in our fight for Shane’s justice and fair responsibility for his murder,’ he continued. In light of the information presented during the inquest and the jury’s decision, we will now evaluate the other legal options available to us.’
Send an email to [email protected] to reach out to our news staff.
Check out our news page for more articles like this.
Get the most up-to-date information, feel-good stories, commentary, and more.
- asda security guard knocks out man