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Deaths in Custody


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

Birmingham march demands justice for Kingsley Burrell “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

Burrell family want police held to account 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

Police officers cleared of misconduct over death of Sean Rigg 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

The Troublemaker - Cops have secret plot against Kingsley Burrell campaign 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.

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.

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