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Report into deaths in custody needs to go further for justice

Report into deaths in custody needs to go further for justice 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

Family demands answers over Yassar Yaqub’s death at London protest

Family demands answers over Yassar Yaqub’s death at London protest A coachload of protesters rallied at Downing Street last Saturday demanding justice for Yassar Yaqub, who was killed by police in West Yorkshire on 2 January.

Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right

Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right Participants range from shadow ministers to trade unionists, campaigners, students and grassroots anti-racist activists. Dave Sewell looks at some of the reasons people will be there

Tasered and bitten by police dog, man died in van

Tasered and bitten by police dog, man died in van Adrian McDonald died in the back of a police van after being Tasered and bitten twice by a police dog, a tribunal heard

Powerful meeting launches justice campaign for Edson Da Costa

Powerful meeting launches justice campaign for Edson Da Costa Over 100 people met in east London to launch the Justice4Edson campaign

Tories try to hide report into deaths in custody

Tories try to hide report into deaths in custody The government is delaying the publication of a Home Office report into deaths in police custody that criticises the cops.

Edson Da Costa’s family continue to fight for truth and justice as funeral approaches

29 August 2017
The funeral of Edson Da Costa was set to take place in London on Friday of this week. Edson died in June after being stopped by police in Newham, east London.

Vigil calls for Justice4Daz

29 August 2017
Family and friends of Darren Cumberbatch, who died after contact with police, gathered at Coventry cathedral last week.

Cops accused of ‘dragging out’ the wait for justice for Edson Da Costa

14 August 2017
Relatives of Edson Da Costa are still waiting for answers over why the 25 year old father died after being stopped by police.

Edson DaCosta's mother dies

08 August 2017
The mother of Edson Da Costa has died because of shock after losing her only son, his family has said.

Families speak out on anniversary of police killing of Mark Duggan

05 August 2017
The mothers of Mark Duggan and Jermaine Baker demanded an end to police killings on the sixth anniversary of Mark's death in Tottenham yesterday, Friday.

Police account unravels as IPCC confirms Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs

03 August 2017
The cops’ pet watchdog, the IPCC, confirmed yesterday, Wednesday, that Rashan Charles did not swallow drugs before he died.

Exclusive: witnesses speak out on how Darren Cumberbatch died

30 July 2017
Speakers at a rally and other witnesses have given their accounts of how Darren Cumberbatch died

‘We will fight for justice for Darren Cumberbatch’

30 July 2017
Over 350 people have attended a march in Nuneaton, Warwickshire over the death of Darren Cumberbatch after contact with the police

Fury and barricades in Hackney after death of Rashan Charles

28 July 2017
Anger against the police and racism bursts on to the the streets of Hackney, east London

Did police tasering cause Darren Cumberbatch to die?

26 July 2017
The family of Darren Cumberbatch, who died after being arrested by police in Nuneaton want answers over his death.

Why we won’t get an anti-racist police force

25 July 2017
Police officers in England have killed three black men in a month. Edson Da Costa died after being stopped by police in Newham, east London, on 15 June. His life support was switched off on 21 June.

Anger on the streets as march demands justice for Rashan Charles

24 July 2017
Hundreds of angry protesters marched through east London this evening, Monday, demanding justice for Rashan Charles.

Rashan Charles’ father says ‘I am heartbroken, this has to stop’

24 July 2017
The father of Rashan Charles, who died on Saturday after being stopped by police, has spoken to Socialist Worker about his loss

Family and friends of Edson Da Costa appeal for support with fundraiser

18 July 2017
The family and friends of Edson Da Costa have organised a fundraiser to help with funeral and legal costs.

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