'I'll break your f****** neck' - Cop ended 14-year career after brutally choking woman unconscious
A veteran police officer saw his career come to an end after he choked a woman unconscious.
PC Robert Marshall had worked in the force for 14 years but proved himself incapable of controlling his temper. He was called to reports of a domestic assault and was confronted with a vulnerable and intoxicated woman at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool on July 26 last year.
Later, officers would arrested the woman, when it emerged she was wanted on warrant for an offence of obstructing a police officer.
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PC Marshall appeared before a panel of three people at Merseyside Police HQ last week. The 37-year-old argued that he had gripped the nearly-naked woman, referred to as Miss B, around the throat to prevent her from assaulting him or his colleagues.
But to the panel, chaired by barrister Nick Hawkins, footage from the officer's own body-worn camera painted a different picture. To the panel, Miss B had infuriated PC Marshall by trying to push past him while covered in salad cream, smearing the sauce on his uniform, reports the Liverpool Echo.
PC Marshall had received an "outstanding" set of references from colleagues and members of the public. But the reality was this was a well-built, highly experienced officer, who had also studied jiu-jitsu for six years, gripping a diminutive 21-year-old woman around the throat while shouting: "Don't f****** grab me or I'll break your f****** neck".
Even worse, the officer followed up that temper tantrum with two further wholly unjustified uses of force, potentially with more serious consequences. After being led