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Rise in custody deaths an indictment of police racism

Rise in custody deaths an indictment of police racism 23 people died in or following police custody in 2017. Even this figure doesn’t tell the full story, says Simon Basketter

The Troublemaker - Anti-corruption police force investigated for corruption

The Troublemaker - Anti-corruption police force investigated for corruption Scotland Yard is embroiled in the largest police corruption inquiry for 40 years.

News in brief—Activists stop Grenfell firm

News in brief—Activists stop Grenfell firm Children are left dirty because of poverty, according to a survey.

Anger after Rashan Charles inquest verdict

Anger after Rashan Charles inquest verdict An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles has delivered a verdict of “accidental death” in an inquest that Rashan’s family have branded a farce.

Officer who stopped Rashan Charles ‘panicked’ inquest is told

Officer who stopped Rashan Charles ‘panicked’ inquest is told A man who helped a police officer restrain Rashan Charles before he died has told an inquest that he was trying to protect Rashan.

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.

Campaigners say ‘the border kills’ after Belgian cops shoot two year old

29 May 2018
Refugee support organisations in northern France have slammed the Belgian, British and French governments after a two year old refugee was shot in the face on 17 May.

The Troublemaker - Government admits torture and kidnapping—almost

15 May 2018
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) was an anti-Gaddafi Islamist militant group.

Sheku Bayoh’s family sue police over his death

03 May 2018
A post-mortem identified 54 separate lacerations, cuts and bruises on Sheku Bayoh’s body.

Deaths in custody point to ‘structural racism’ in Britain, says UN panel

28 April 2018
The scale of deaths of black people after contact with the police is so high that even United Nations agencies have felt the need to speak out.

New book shows how police failings helped cover up Rotherham abuse

22 April 2018
Sammy Woodhouse was key to exposing a child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham – and the failures of the police and other authorities to act on abuse.

The spy at the heart of the Lawrence campaign

22 April 2018
Days before the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, we learned a little more about how the state used spies to undermine the Lawrence family.

Police officers cleared of misconduct over Adrian McDonald's death in custody

18 April 2018
Two cops who previously had misconduct rulings against them in relation to the death of Adrian McDonald have had appeals against the ruling upheld.

Stephen Lawrence’s killing exposed the cops’ racism

17 April 2018
The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence and its aftermath changed Britain. A campaign led by his parents forced the state to hold an inquiry into Stephen’s death and the police investigation into it.

What we know, and what we mustn’t forget, about Stephen Lawrence’s murder

17 April 2018
A new documentary about the death of Stephen Lawrence and the 25 year fight for justice airs on BBC1 this week. Hassan Mahamdallie watched it

Day of massive strikes planned in France

12 April 2018
The seven French trade union federations that called the massive day of public sector strikes and demonstrations on 22 March have called for another day of general action on 22 May.

What’s behind gun and knife crime?

06 April 2018
After several recent killings of young people in London, media and politicians have blamed “gangs” and to call for more resources for police. But, as Sarah Bates finds, the roots of the violence lie in deep social problems

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

Janet Alder speaks out - ‘Hold cops to account over deaths in custody’

27 March 2018
Twenty years after her brother Christopher Alder died, Janet Alder is still fighting for truth and justice

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