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Deaths in Custody


Luton police station shuts as protest demands justice

13 January 2015
Luton police station shut down last Sunday as hundreds of people marched through the town calling for justice against police brutality.

Jimmy Mubenga guards cleared of manslaughter

16 December 2014
Three G4S guards were found not guilty of the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga.  

Anger at police racism spreads across US

16 December 2014
Tens of thousands of people protested in cities across the US last weekend to demand justice for victims of police racism.

G4S guard testifies in Jimmy Mubenga manslaughter trial

02 December 2014
G4S guard Terrence Hughes told London’s High Court that he could not recall hearing Jimmy Mubenga calling, “I can’t breathe”. 

Campaigners slam police spies

18 November 2014
Organising to fight state repression was the theme of the Defend the Right to Protest national conference last Saturday. Some 200 people came to the event at the Soas university campus in central London.

'I'll keep fighting to find out how my son died in jail'

11 November 2014
An inquest showed serious discrepancies in the official account of Marlon McIntosh’s death in Birmingham prison, reports Annette Mackin

London protest over deaths in police custody

28 October 2014
Some 300 people attended the annual United Families and Friends’ march and vigil in London last Saturday.

Mark Duggan officer is accused of 'misconduct'

28 October 2014
A police officer from the anti-gang Operation Trident, who was involved in the events leading to Mark Duggan’s shooting, is being investigated for alleged misconduct.

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

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