Deaths in custody

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Thames Valley police apologise for man’s heroin death in custody
Leroy Junior Medford died in 2017 after ingesting drugs in cell, in incident force says was ‘tragic and avoidable’

Jamie Grierson

15, Jun, 2022 @2:47 PM

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Sheku Bayoh inquiry shown 3D image of scene where police restrained him
Reconstruction presented alongside visual and audio recordings of events leading up to death of man in Kirkcaldy in 2015

Zaina Alibhai

12, May, 2022 @8:44 PM

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Sheku Bayoh inquiry must be ‘watershed moment’, say campaigners
Hearings to examine 2015 death in custody in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, come after intense pressure from family

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sheku Bayoh: officers refused immunity for inquiry into death in custody
Inquiry will examine whether death in 2015 in Kirkcaldy was avoidable, and whether Bayoh’s race affected police actions

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

28, Mar, 2022 @2:02 PM

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Hundreds march to remember those who died in state custody
Annual memorial procession through London calls out names of growing number of people who died at hands of state

Damien Gayle

30, Oct, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Unreasonable force contributed to death of black man restrained in Leicester, jury finds
Off-duty police officer and retired officer among those who held Shane Bryant down after attempted robbery

Diane Taylor

26, Oct, 2021 @6:27 PM

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‘Excited delirium’: term linked to police restraint in UK medical guide condemned
Public health bodies and families say term carries racial bias and is used to justify lethal use of force by police

Nazia Parveen Community affairs correspondent

01, Jul, 2021 @1:27 PM

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UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people
Report launched in aftermath of George Floyd murder cites example of 2018 death of Kevin Clarke in UK

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

28, Jun, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Ultraviolence review – still no justice in follow-up doc on deaths in UK police custody
Ken Fero’s grim update to his fearless 2001 documentary Injustice, about police brutality against black men, is a shocking case of more of the same

Peter Bradshaw

24, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Two deaths in English prisons make me wonder how civilised we are in 2021 | Eric Allison
When unlawful detention and failure to provide food and medication are implicated in inmates’ deaths, this is a new low, says Eric Allison, the Guardian’s prisons correspondent

Eric Allison

31, May, 2021 @12:06 PM

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Police watchdog threatened with legal action over inquiry into man’s death
Family of Neal Saunders, who died after being restrained, threaten action after IOPC decided not to investigate conduct of officers

Aamna Mohdin

04, May, 2021 @10:17 AM

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Police restraint contributed to Leon Briggs death, jury finds
Inquest jurors identify police and ambulance failings before 39-year-old’s death in Luton in 2013

Diane Taylor

12, Mar, 2021 @4:19 PM

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