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Former police doctor is suspended after a death in custody

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2302 (Published 21 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2302
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A former police doctor has been suspended from practice for 12 months by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) for failing to examine a homeless man with a head injury who was unconscious in a cell before declaring that he was fit to be detained.

Hisham El-Baroudy spent no more than one minute in the cell with Andrzej Rymarczak at Chelsea police station in …

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