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Police arrests follow anti-racist protests in Cardiff

Police arrests follow anti-racist protests in Cardiff Those facing charges or potential charges took part in demonstrations after the death of Mohamud Hassan

Anti-racists march on police station after Moyied Bashir’s death in South Wales

Anti-racists march on police station after Moyied Bashir’s death in South Wales Around 200 anti-racists took to the streets of Newport, South Wales, on Thursday to demand to know who’s responsible for Moyied Bashir’s death.

Cop to face probe over the death of Kevin Clarke

Cop to face probe over the death of Kevin Clarke A new disciplinary hearing is set to go ahead over the death in London, while campaigners in Cardiff keep fighting for Mohamud Hassan

Family demand justice for Mohamud Hassan

Family demand justice for Mohamud Hassan Mohamud Mohammed Hassan was arrested at his home in Cardiff last Friday, released without charge on Saturday morning and died on Saturday night

Anthony Grainger killing: ‘words will never be enough to save lives’

Anthony Grainger killing: ‘words will never be enough to save lives’ The government claims that lessons have been learned almost a year after an inquiry said police were to blame for the killing of Anthony Grainger. But the police responsbile are still not facing trial.

Reports round up: United Families and Friends protest for justice

Reports round up: United Families and Friends protest for justice Over 200 people joined the United Families and Friends march in central London last Saturday.

‘Arrogant’ and ‘secretive’ police force to blame for death of Anthony Grainger, says judge

11 July 2019
Incompetent and lying police were entirely responsible for the death of Anthony Grainger in 2012

Burrell family want police held to account

22 March 2019
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

26 February 2019
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

20 December 2018
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

20 November 2018
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

06 June 2018
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

02 April 2018
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.

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