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Burrell family want police held to account

Burrell family want police held to account Kedisha Brown-Burrell is demanding that the “police are held to account” on the 8th anniversary of her brother’s death.

Police officers cleared of misconduct over death of Sean Rigg

Police officers cleared of misconduct over death of Sean Rigg Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg, said the result provided police with a 'licence to kill', as she vowed to continue to fight for justice.

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case Kingsley died on 31 March 2011. He was restrained by police at a mental health unit and beaten severely while he had a towel placed over his face.

Cops face misconduct hearing over Kingsley Burrell's death

Cops face misconduct hearing over Kingsley Burrells death A misconduct hearing for three police officers involved in events leading to the death of Kingsley Burrell in 2011 began on Monday.

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles failed to follow safety rules, inquest hears

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles failed to follow safety rules, inquest hears The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before he died has admitted failing to follow safety rules.

Family of Kevin Clarke call for truth about his death

Family of Kevin Clarke call for truth about his death Kevin died after coming into contact with the police on 9 March in Lewisham, south east London.

March demands justice for Christopher Alder

02 April 2018
A powerful protest marked 20 years since Christopher's death in police custody in Hull

Report into deaths in custody needs to go further for justice

31 October 2017
A long-awaited investigation into incidents in police custody highlights problems in the police force, but it doesn’t go far enough in looking for solutions, writes Alistair Farrow

Kingsley Burrell cops’ trial begins

19 September 2017
The trial of three police officers charged with perjury in relation to their account of the death of Kingsley Burrell began last week.

Anthony Grainger made ‘no sudden movements’, his friend tells inquiry

18 April 2017
The public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger heard last week from David Totton. David was in the car with Anthony when he was shot by Greater Manchester police in 2012.

Cop who shot Anthony Grainger is contradicted at inquiry

18 April 2017
The Greater Manchester Police officer who shot Anthony Grainger in March 2012, known only as Q9, had their account contradicted at an inquiry last week.

Mark Duggan’s killer advised cops involved in Anthony Grainger shooting

11 April 2017
The public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger by police continues. Last week the inquiry heard of a previously unknown meeting by firearm officers with the killer of Mark Duggan.

Cops can't agree why CS gas was used before shooting of Anthony Grainger

28 March 2017
Police failed to record their advice and discussion of tactics before the killing of Anthony Grainger, a public inquiry heard this week.

Cops used out of date profile of Anthony Grainger, inquiry into his death hears

17 February 2017
A police officer who built a profile of Anthony Grainger did not intend firearms officers to use it, a public inquiry has heard.

Inquiry into police killing of Anthony Grainger opens

24 January 2017
A public inquiry into the death of Anthony Grainger, a mechanic and father of two from Bolton, began last Tuesday.

After Yassar Yaqub’s funeral, protest called in Bradford over police ‘assassination’

06 January 2017
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Huddersfield today, Friday, for the funeral of Yassar Yaqub. Police shot Yassar dead on Monday evening as he sat in a car on the M62 near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

'White Lives Matter' Nazis are booed, jeered and outnumbered in Margate

25 October 2016
A “White Lives Matter” (WLM) march took place in Margate in Kent last Saturday.

Cops won’t face charges over Sean Rigg’s death

20 September 2016
Also: Probe into the paralysis of Julian Cole, March for Dalian Atkinson, Rotherham 12 hold justice convention

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

Protesters occupy CPS lobby demanding justice for Kingsley Burrell

26 August 2016
The Justice for Kingsley Burrell campaign occupied the building that houses Birmingham’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offices today,Friday.

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