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Police shoot man dead in Cheshire

06 March 2012
Police killed a man in Culcheth, Cheshire, last Saturday. Anthony Grainger was sat in a car when police shot him.

Call for action on custody deaths

06 March 2012
A meeting demanding justice for those who have died in police custody has been called by the RMT transport workers’ union in London.

Police have no accurate record of deaths in custody

07 February 2012
Police have been underestimating the number of people who have died in custody after being restrained by officers, according to a new report.

'Shredded' Cardiff Three evidence turns up - in original boxes

04 February 2012
Evidence that was supposedly destroyed by police—which led to the collapse of a multi-million pound police corruption trial—has been found.

Death in custody campaigns unite to launch petition for justice

20 January 2012
Campaigns demanding justice for those who have died in police custody join forces today to launch a petition calling for major changes in the criminal justice system.

Met commissioner dodges difficult questions at LSE 'total policing' meeting

17 January 2012
Last night, Monday, Bernard Hogan-Howe the Metropolitan Police Commissioner spoke on ‘Total Policing: The future of Policing in London’ at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Racist stop and search is on the rise

17 January 2012
Black people are now 30 times more likely than whites to be stopped and searched by police, according to new analysis.

Police concealed evidence that could have cleared Eddie Gilfoyle

10 January 2012
Merseyside police have been concealing evidence that could expose a significant miscarriage of justice. Eddie Gilfoyle was jailed for life in 1993 but has maintained his innocence.

Jesse Jackson calls for public inquiry into British deaths in custody

15 December 2011
Veteran US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson joined with campaigners in London today (Thursday) to throw his weight behind calls for a public inquiry into deaths in police custody.

Mark Duggan probe delay

13 December 2011
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the shooting of Mark Duggan won’t be finished until April 2012.

Case collapses as police corruption probe destroyed evidence

06 December 2011
The biggest police corruption trial in British legal history collapsed in farce last week.

Support prisoners during the holidays by writing a letter

06 December 2011
As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system.

Stephen Lawrence trial examines forensics

06 December 2011
A leading scientist cast doubt on claims that key forensic evidence he found in the Stephen Lawrence case was flawed.

‘No misconduct’ by Smiley Culture officers, police watchdog rules

29 November 2011
The Independent Police Complains Commission (IPCC) has cleared police officers who were present at the death of Smiley Culture of misconduct.

Anger at Metropolitan Police tactics on deaths in custody demo

28 November 2011
Campaigners challenged Metropolitan Police commissioner Bernard Hogan‑Howe last Thursday over "aggressive and degrading treatment" at a recent demonstration against deaths in custody.

Government apology over Christopher Alder’s death

22 November 2011
The government will formally apologise for Christopher Alder’s death in police custody in 1993.

'Total policing' hits the streets of London

15 November 2011
The Metropolitan Police’s new commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe brought his vision of "total policing" to London’s streets last week.

Police guilty of 'unwitting racism' over Christopher Alder's death

08 November 2011
Christopher Alder choked to death on the floor of a police station in Hull on 1 April 1998.

Janet Alder speaks out - they have treated us like dirt

08 November 2011
Hull City council has admitted that it released the wrong body to the family of Christopher Alder. Christopher, a 37 year old former soldier, died in police custody in 1998.

Deaths in custody: Families demand answers and justice

01 November 2011
Over 500 people defied police intimidation as they marched to Downing Street in London last Saturday, calling on the government to take action over deaths in custody.

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