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Deaths in Custody


Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson

Cop charged with murder over the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson A police officer has been charged with the murder of black footballer Dalian Atkinson.

‘Arrogant’ and ‘secretive’ police force to blame for death of Anthony Grainger, says judge

‘Arrogant’ and ‘secretive’ police force to blame for death of Anthony Grainger, says judge Incompetent and lying police were entirely responsible for the death of Anthony Grainger in 2012

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud Two cases this week have exposed the fatal practices and profiteering at the heart of the criminal justice system.

Police ‘contributed’ to the death of Darren Cumberbatch

Police ‘contributed’ to the death of Darren Cumberbatch Darren Cumberbatch died in hospital in July 2017, nine days after being punched, stamped on, Tasered and hit with a baton by cops.

A tale of love and last meals bridges the divide in the US

A tale of love and last meals bridges the divide in the US Campaigners on either side of the death row protest movement find love despite big political differences and in difficult circumstances, writes?Toni Bruce

Inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa begins

Inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa begins An inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa began on Tuesday of this week. Edson died after being stopped by police in Beckton, east London, in June 2017.

Birmingham march demands justice for Kingsley Burrell

31 March 2019
“Who killed Kingsley Burrell? The police killed Kingsley Burrell!” rang out through the streets of Birmingham on Saturday.

Burrell family want police held to account

22 March 2019
Kedisha Brown-Burrell is demanding that the “police are held to account” on the 8th anniversary of her brother’s death.

Police officers cleared of misconduct over death of Sean Rigg

26 February 2019
Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg, said the result provided police with a 'licence to kill', as she vowed to continue to fight for justice.

The Troublemaker - Cops have secret plot against Kingsley Burrell campaign

08 January 2019
Cops are organising in secret against the campaign for Justice for Kingsley Burrell.

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case

20 December 2018
Kingsley died on 31 March 2011. He was restrained by police at a mental health unit and beaten severely while he had a towel placed over his face.

Solidarity with family of Sheku Bayoh in Glasgow

27 November 2018
The family of Sheku Bayoh led a 2,000-strong St Andrew’s Day march against racism in Glasgow

Cops face misconduct hearing over Kingsley Burrell's death

20 November 2018
A misconduct hearing for three police officers involved in events leading to the death of Kingsley Burrell in 2011 began on Monday.

Families and friends march demands the government acts over deaths in custody

27 October 2018
Over 200 people marched on Saturday to remember the thousands who have died after coming into contact with the police, and to demand change.

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

15 August 2018
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

26 July 2018
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

17 July 2018
Protesters in Chicago faced down police after cops killed Harith Augustus last Saturday, shooting him in the back.

Anger after Rashan Charles inquest verdict

20 June 2018
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

19 June 2018
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

12 June 2018
A man who helped a police officer restrain Rashan Charles before he died has told an inquest that he was trying to protect Rashan.

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