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Kingsley Burrell's family vow to fight on to get justice

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2411

Kedisha Brown-Burrell

Kedisha Brown-Burrell

The sister of Kingsley Burrell vowed to continue fighting for justice after last week’s announcement that no cops will face charges over his death.

Kingsley died in police custody in 2011, after being detained under the Mental Health Act.

His sister Kedisha Brown-Burrell said, “I have got extremely good memories of my brother and those are the ones I keep.

"To my dearest brother Kingsley Burrell, may your soul rest in power and rise in glory.”

Last year two files were handed to the Crown Prosecution Service after separate probes into the death of the Mr Burrell.

Four West Midlands police officers were previously arrested and interviewed by the IPCC under criminal caution.

A number of other police officers have been interviewed as witnesses during the course of the investigation.

There are serious questions to be answered over how a fit and healthy 29 year old died after coming into contact with police.

Kedisha said, “Kingsley’s death was untimely and surrounds suspicious circumstances. 

“We the family refuse to give up.”

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