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Deaths in Custody


Reports round-up

21 October 2014
Short reports on Yorkshire Freedom Rides campaign, protesting against deaths in custody, Bolton health anti-privatisation campaign and strikes by prison officers, refuse collectors and train conductors

Family of Habib Ullah vow to fight on after CPS says cops won't face charges

12 August 2014
The family of Habib “Paps” Ullah say they will continue fighting after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced it will not bring charges over his death.

Families march for Mark Duggan, three years after his killing

05 August 2014
Several hundred people marched through Tottenham, north London, to remember Mark Duggan on the third anniversary of his death on Monday of this week.

Decision to prosecute Azelle Rodney officer creates a crisis for the Met - and raises more questions

31 July 2014
A firearms officer will be prosecuted for the murder of Azelle Rodney. The announcement is a huge blow for the Metropolitan Police.

Herne report into spying protects the police

29 July 2014
The Operation Herne report on the conduct of officers from Scotland Yard’s Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) is a whitewash.

New injustice in Christopher Alder case as no cops will face inquiry for using his body for training

29 July 2014
Police have admitted they may have used the body of Christopher Alder for “training purposes” for years after his family believed they had buried him.

Probe launched into death in custody of Sharmilla Ullah

22 July 2014
An investigation has been launched after a 30 year old woman died shortly after being arrested by West Midlands Police on suspicion of shoplifting.

News in-brief

22 July 2014
Bin workers set for walkout, protest for locked out staff, therapists hail win over harassment, join the vigil for Mark Duggan, activists discuss Egypt repression, Kent music festival stands up to racists

Kingsley Burrell's family vow to fight on to get justice

08 July 2014
The sister of Kingsley Burrell vowed to continue fighting for justice after last week’s announcement that no cops will face charges over his death.

Asian man who died after police stop had injuries consistent with restraint

24 June 2014
An Asian man who died after being stopped by police in Camden, north London, had injuries “consistent” with being restrained according to his family.

News in-brief - police under fire

24 June 2014
New notices over Sean Rigg death, payout for man assaulted by cop, more police investigated over treatment of Bijan Ebrahimi

News in-brief

17 June 2014
Police racism not dealt with | Jury out in hacking trial | Lloyd Butler inquest begins | Asian man dies after cop stop

Official report slams police over their actions in the aftermath of Mark Duggan's death

10 June 2014
Mark Duggan’s coroner has said police actions after the killing allowed evidence to be destroyed and led to ‘distrust’, reports Annette Mackin

Mark Duggan's family prepare for judicial review

03 June 2014
The appeal against the inquest jury’s conclusion into Mark Duggan’s death will take place in July.

March remembers Kingsley Burrell

03 June 2014
justice campaigners marched in Birmingham last Saturday demanding answers about the death in police custody of Kingsley Burrell.

Nicky Jacobs slams police over Broadwater Farm riot

22 April 2014
Nicky Jacobs, recently found not guilty of the murder of PC Keith Blakelock, has spoken about his 29-year ordeal with police. Blakelock was killed during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riot in north London.

Mark Duggan's family given permission to challenge ruling

08 April 2014
A judge has given Mark Duggan’s mother Pamela permission to challenge the inquest into his killing on the grounds that it was legally flawed.

Vigil for Christopher Alder promises the fight for justice will continue

08 April 2014
Janet Alder told a vigil in Hull last Saturday, “I am not working alone and this crowd of people is proof of that.”

No prosecutions after family of Christopher Alder were given the wrong body

01 April 2014
Christopher Alder’s family is preparing to mark his death as new questions emerge, Janet Alder told Annette Mackin

Death on Camera film to be screened about death of Christopher Alder

11 March 2014
In collaboration with the Justice for Christopher Alder campaign, the Northern Police Monitoring Project is hosting a free film screening of Death on Camera. A Q&A with Christopher’s sister, Janet Alder will follow.

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