Use of force during arrest in Liverpool - Merseyside Police

Published 13 Sep 2023

Investigation overview

Our investigation into an officer's use of force against a woman believed to be the victim of domestic violence followed a referral from Merseyside Police in August 2022.

We independently investigated how the officer responded to reports of a domestic assault at a hotel in Liverpool City Centre on 26 July 2022.


On conclusion of the investigation in November 2022, we found PC Marshall had a case to answer for gross misconduct. We referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service which decided not to authorise any criminal charges. 

An independently-chaired panel found the case against PC Marshall was proven and he was dismissed without notice in September 2023.

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  • Merseyside Police
  • Use of force and armed policing