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Deaths in Custody


Sheku Bayoh’s family sue police over his death

Sheku Bayoh’s family sue police over his death 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

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

Police officers cleared of misconduct over Adrian McDonalds death in custody 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

Family of Kevin Clarke call for truth about his death Kevin died after coming into contact with the police on 9 March in Lewisham, south east London.

March demands justice for Christopher Alder

March demands justice for Christopher Alder 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’

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

Report into deaths in custody needs to go further for justice

31 October 2017
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

10 October 2017
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

03 October 2017
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

12 September 2017
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

08 September 2017
Over 100 people met in east London to launch the Justice4Edson campaign

Tories try to hide report into deaths in custody

05 September 2017
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.

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