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The truth about the Broadwater Farm riot and the killing of PC Blakelock

16 February 2010
Last week a 40-year old man from Suffolk was arrested and questioned over the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the 1985 Tottenham Riots. The new investigation has rekindled memories of one of the worst examples of police racism and injustice ever seen in Britain.

‘Truth and justice’ at the Mikey Powell inquest

05 January 2010
The family of Mikey Powell, who died in police custody in 2003, say the verdict of the inquest into his death has given them "truth and justice".

Mikey Powell inquest hears ambulance request tape

15 December 2009
Evidence is continuing to be heard at an inquest into the death of Mikey Powell. Mikey died six years ago in a prison cell at Thornhill Road police station after being arrested outside his family home in Lozells, Birmingham.

Habib Ullah vigil planned

15 December 2009
The family and friends of Habib "Paps" Ullah, who died in police custody last year, are to hold a vigil on what would have been Habib’s 41st birthday.

Mikey Powell inquest: Police give evidence

09 December 2009
Police officers have been giving evidence to the inquest into the death of Mikey Powell who died in police custody in 2003.

Police violence - remembering Ian Tomlinson

08 December 2009

Mikey Powell inquest continues

17 November 2009
Evidence is continuing to be heard at an inquest at Sutton Coldfield town hall into the death of Mikey Powell.

Police sergeant faces charges after G20 protests

29 September 2009
The Territorial Support Group police sergeant who was broadcast on YouTube appearing to strike a woman at the G20 protests in London earlier this year is to be charged with assault.

Police plan to ‘clamp down’ on Notting Hill Carnival

25 August 2009
Police are yet again planning to "clamp down" on and criminalise people attending the Notting Hill Carnival.

Protest demands police admit how Sean Rigg died

25 August 2009
The first anniversary of the tragic death of Sean Rigg saw more than 200 people march through Brixton, south London, on Friday of last week accompanied with drums and chanting.

Carole Vincent: the strange case of the missing police truncheon

25 August 2009
It took Judge Pitts just ten minutes to find me "not guilty" of the theft of an ASP type metal police baton at Southwark Crown Court on 17 August.

Demonstrate over Sean Rigg who died in police custody

18 August 2009
Sean Rigg died after being arrested and restrained by four police officers in Brixton, south London, on 21 August 2008

Police continue to evade responsibility for G20 violence

14 July 2009
The report into the policing of the G20 protests was released last week. The 106 page Adapting to Protest document was produced by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Exhibition: The Met Collection

07 July 2009
The police are not generally known for having a sense of humour but the opening of this exhibition has been done with expert comic timing.

Police to release report into death of Blair Peach

30 June 2009
The police report into the death of anti-racist campaigner and Socialist Workers Party member Blair Peach should finally be published more than 30 years after he was killed at an Anti-Nazi League demonstration in Southall, west London.

G20 protests: ‘Inappropriate force’ the fault of poorly trained officers, say Met police bosses

30 June 2009
Police used "inappropriate force" against demonstrators during the G20 protests in April this year.

London demonstration 'kettles' police

26 May 2009
Over 500 protesters held an angry march through central London last Saturday as part of the campaign against police violence.

Police continue to target protesters

12 May 2009
The police are continuing to hound people involved in the demonstrations against Israel’s murderous war on Gaza in January this year.

A step forward for civil liberties over stop and search

12 May 2009
Police have had their power to stop and search people without reasonable suspicion suspended. Section 44 of the Terrorism Act gave police the power to search people without an expressed suspicion.

Protest to demand the truth and justice

12 May 2009
The family of Ian Tomlinson, who died during the G20 protests after being pushed to the ground by riot police, is seeking more answers about his death.

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