Police admit 'failing' mother beaten to death by ex-partner
Published 19/10/2011 | 05:00
A young mother was beaten to death by her violent ex-partner in front of her two-year-old daughter after police failed to intervene 11 times, investigators said today.
Casey Brittle, 21, repeatedly called Nottinghamshire Police before she was murdered by Sanchez Williams.
Amerdeep Somal, a commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), said Williams, from Nottingham, was "well-known to local police for his propensity for violence and threatening behaviour".
"In this case it is clear that a number of officers failed to perform to the level expected of them and basic actions, that may have helped others see the full picture of her suffering, were not completed," the commissioner said.
"No consideration was given to why Casey was reporting domestic abuse but then subsequently saying that she did not want police help."
Ms Brittle died from a series of injuries to her head in October last year.
Williams, of Lathkill Close, was jailed for life after he admitted murdering Casey at her home.