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Deaths in Custody


Officer who restrained Rashan Charles cleared of misconduct by cops’ pet watchdog

Officer who restrained Rashan Charles cleared of misconduct by cops’ pet watchdog A cop who restrained a 20 year old black man shortly before he died has been cleared of misconduct.

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

Chicago cops kill black man

Chicago cops kill black man Protesters in Chicago faced down police after cops killed Harith Augustus last Saturday, shooting him in the back.

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.

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles last week heard from witnesses to his restraint by a police officer.

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

06 June 2018
The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before he died has admitted failing to follow safety rules.

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.

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.

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

Another black man dies after contact with police

13 March 2018
A man has died after coming into contact with the police in Catford, south east London, last Friday.

Family of man who died after contact with cops say they won't be silenced

12 March 2018
The family of a man who died after contact with the cops held a vigil in Catford on Monday night—and said they wouldn’t be silenced.  

No charges from CPS for cops over Duncan Tomlin death

27 February 2018
The Crown Prosecution Service announced last week its decision not to bring criminal charges against any police officers involved in events surrounding Duncan Tomlin’s death.

‘Police spied on bereaved sister’ of Christoper Alder

27 February 2018
A hearing into the surveillance of Christopher Alder’s family during a 2000 inquest into his death began on Monday.

No charges for Rashan Charles cop

22 January 2018
The police officer who stopped 20 year old Rashan Charles will face no charges over his death, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

Oxford death in police custody prompts investigation

12 December 2017
Another young black man has died in police custody.

Call for cops to be suspended over deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles

28 November 2017
Campaigners have launched a petition demanding that cops under investigation over the deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles be suspended.

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