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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:30 AM

British Police Officer Strangles Girlfriend to Death, Cleared of Murder

Timothy Brehmer, a constable with Dorset Police, killed nurse Claire Parry, 41, in a pub car park on 9 May.

The two had been having a secret relationship for more than 10 years, a trial at Salisbury Crown Court heard.

Brehmer, 41, of Hordle, Hampshire, had previously admitted manslaughter and said Mrs Parry's death was an accident.

The trial heard mum-of-two Mrs Parry, who was married to another Dorset Police officer, had become angry after discovering Brehmer had had an affair with another woman while she was involved with him.

The defendant told jurors he agreed to meet her outside the Horns Inn in West Parley, Dorset, after she messaged him "relentlessly".

Mrs Parry took his phone to look through his social media messages before sending a text to his wife revealing the affair, the court heard.

The defendant said his arm "must have slipped up in all the melee" and that he left the car without realising Mrs Parry was "poorly".
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-54693540


The verdict, acquitting him of murder, was met with outrage from feminists. How could we reach a stage where a man strangles a woman for at least 10-30 seconds with enough force to break three bones in her neck, his evidence is a kaleidoscope of unlikelihood, and yet somehow he is not guilty of her murder?
https://legalfeminist.org.uk/2020/10/30/timothy-brehmer-from-coercive-control-to-loss-of-control/

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Response to janterry (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:46 AM

1. The US needs a National Barred List of unfit former police officers.

Following Brehmer's guilty plea to manslaughter on 8 July, Dorset Police commenced misconduct proceedings and, on 16 September, Chief Constable James Vaughan ruled the officer would be dismissed with immediate effect and would be placed on the national barred list.

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:50 AM

2. Agreed

It would be a good reform to institute.

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Response to janterry (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:49 PM

3. England is far behind us in this

It took them to 1999, I think, to change the name of new officers from "Women Police Constables" (WPCs) to "Police Constables," which is what male officers of beginning rank have always been called.

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