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Deaths in Custody


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.

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.”

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.

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.

Azelle Rodney gun cop loses legal challenge

04 March 2014
The police marksman who shot and killed Azelle Rodney has lost his appeal against a public inquiry’s finding that the shooting was unlawful.

CPS to meet family of Habib 'Paps' Ullah

11 February 2014
The family of Habib “Paps” Ullah, who died during a stop and search in 2008, are set to meet with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) at the end of the month.

IPCC watchdog 'sorry' for falsely claiming Mark Duggan had shot at cop

21 January 2014
The investigation into Mark Duggan’s death has raised many questions, writes Annette Mackin

Leon Briggs inquest opens

14 January 2014
An inquest into the death of Leon Briggs has opened. 

Justice for Habib "Paps" Ullah vigil

17 December 2013
The family and supporters of the Justice for Habib “Paps” Ullah campaign were set to hold a vigil outside High Wycombe police station on Friday of this week.

Cops stonewall investigation into police surveillance of Janet Alder

26 November 2013
Two police officers are stonewalling the investigation into the police surveillance of Janet Alder by refusing to answer questions put by investigators.

Investigations launched after deaths in custody

26 November 2013
A criminal investigation has been launched into eight police officers and two members of police staff after after Terry Smith died in police custody in Surrey. An investigation has also been launched into the death of Kevin McGurty whilst in police custody in Gretna, Scotland.

Eight police officers face criminal investigation over death of Terry Smith in custody

19 November 2013
Terry Smith died in police custody in Staines last week. Police had arrested Terry under the Mental Health Act.

Mark Duggan crime scene investigator describes chaos

12 November 2013
The inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who police shot dead in 2011, has heard of breakdowns in communication.

Mikey Powell appeal upheld

05 November 2013
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has upheld an appeal by the family of Mikey Powell that a 2009 report into his death was misleading. 

Top cop grilled over ‘theory’ of gun at Mark Duggan Inquest

05 November 2013
A former Metropolitan Police commander told the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan that he was not told that Mark had pointed a gun at police before he was shot. Stuart Cundy, who was in charge of the Trident gang crime command, gave evidence at the inquest on Thursday of last week.

Defend the right to protest conference says - 'we must fight back against injustice'

29 October 2013
The need to fight injustice ran through the Defend the Right to Protest conference in London last Sunday.

‘We have to come together to fight for all those who have died in police custody’

29 October 2013
There were angry chants of “No justice, no peace” as the United Friends and Family campaign marched on Downing Street in London last Saturday.

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