Garda seeks to prevent internal disciplinary hearing on cell death
A Garda sergeant has initiated legal action aimed at preventing an internal Garda disciplinary hearing into allegations against her arising from the death of a man hours after he was placed in Garda custody.
Mark Reidy (32), Drimnagh, Dublin, died from a suspected methadone overdose, the court heard.
Sgt Caroline Maloney, who in December 2007 was attached to Terenure station in Dublin, claims a Garda inquiry due to take place early next year is unfair and breaches her rights.
The proceedings arise from the death on December 30th, 2007, of Mr Reidy from a suspected methadone overdose hours after he was placed in a cell.
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission investigated Mr Reidy’s death and in May 2012 submitted a report to the Garda Commissioner.
Arising out of that report, the commissioner wants to hold an internal inquiry into allegations that Sgt Maloney failed to make proper records of phone calls and of a conversation with Mr Reidy in the Garda custody record and failed to summon a doctor for him following a conversation with his partner.