Deaths in Custody
04 July 2019
Two cases this week have exposed the fatal practices and profiteering at the heart of the criminal justice system.
26 June 2019
Darren Cumberbatch died in hospital in July 2017, nine days after being punched, stamped on, Tasered and hit with a baton by cops.
14 May 2019
Campaigners on either side of the death row protest movement find love despite big political differences and in difficult circumstances, writes?Toni Bruce
07 May 2019
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.
31 March 2019
“Who killed Kingsley Burrell? The police killed Kingsley Burrell!” rang out through the streets of Birmingham on Saturday.
22 March 2019
Kedisha Brown-Burrell is demanding that the “police are held to account” on the 8th anniversary of her brother’s death.
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.
08 January 2019
Cops are organising in secret against the campaign for Justice for Kingsley Burrell.
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.
27 November 2018
The family of Sheku Bayoh led a 2,000-strong St Andrew’s Day march against racism in Glasgow
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.
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.
15 August 2018
A cop who restrained a 20 year old black man shortly before he died has been cleared of misconduct.
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
17 July 2018
Protesters in Chicago faced down police after cops killed Harith Augustus last Saturday, shooting him in the back.
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.
19 June 2018
An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles last week heard from witnesses to his restraint by a police officer.
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.
06 June 2018
The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before he died has admitted failing to follow safety rules.
03 May 2018
A post-mortem identified 54 separate lacerations, cuts and bruises on Sheku Bayoh’s body.