Declan Jones Wiki
Declan Jones Biography
Who is Declan Jones?
A former police officer has been jailed for six months after being convicted of assaulting two members of the public on consecutive days.Declan Jones’ trial heard that he attacked a man and then kicked and struck a 15-year-old boy the next day while on duty for the West Midlands Police in Birmingham.
Both assaults took place during the first Covid-19 lockdown and none of the victims had resisted arrest.The 30 year old was forcibly fired Wednesday for gross misconduct.
On April 20, 2020, he knelt down and struck a man in Aston, having mistakenly suspected that he had stolen a phone and a bicycle.The next day, in Newtown, Jones attacked a teenager whom he wrongly suspected of a drug-related crime.
During his trial earlier this year, the Coventry Magistrates Court
During his trial earlier this year the Coventry Magistrates Court saw security camera footage of PC Jones grabbing innocent cyclist Michael Rose, 44, from his bike in the middle of the road in Aston, Birmingham, the April 20, 2020.
He had believed that he had stolen her phone. While Mr. Rose was pinned down by a female officer, Jones hit him three times on the back while he appeared to hit his head on the hood of the patrol car.
Disturbing footage shows the officer only stopped the attack when a silver Ford Focus passed the scene. The officer then appeared to hit the man again before kneeing him in the side while his colleague put the handcuffs on him. Several bystanders asked the officer to stop, but Jones responded by slamming Mr. Rose’s body against the car.
The assaults were investigated by the Independence Office of Police Conduct (IOPC), but the board did not find Jones guilty of gross misconduct on accusations of discrimination made by the victims.
Jones was released from prison in December.
He was facing trial in November of net year the another alleged assault.
He was charged with committing actual bodily harm against Trevaile Wyse in an incident involving a Taser last year.
The former officer was charged following an investigation by the Independent Office of Police Conduct.Jones denied the charge.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Yesterday we were called to a property on Patch Street, Bromsgrove at 12:44 pm. METER.
The next day, Jones was caught on camera kicking the boy, who was not named for legal reasons, while he was on the ground.
In the images shown in court, Jones confronted the young man. Jones claimed that he had used reasonable force in self-defense, but was found guilty of using unlawful force after a five-day trial in Coventry Magistrates Court.
Quicks and Facts
- PC Declan Jones, 30, was found dead by his parents at his home in Bromsgrove
- He was sacked from West Midlands Police after being found guilty of assault
- He was filmed pulling black cyclist to the floor before punching and kicking him
- Just 24 hours later, he was then caught on CCTV attacking a black teenager
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