Sean Rigg custody death: ‘Criminal charges to be considered’ – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against two arresting officers after a man died in custody.’

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BBC News, 9th April 2014

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Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2014

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MoD burdened by unprecedented rise in court actions, MPs warn – The Guardian

‘An unprecedented rise in court actions is placing a huge burden on the Ministry of Defence and could have the unintended consequence of leading to even more civilian casualties, according to a report by MPs.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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Independent Police Complaints Commission plans overhaul after review – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2014 in complaints, death in custody, mental health, news, police by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to overhaul the way it investigates deaths at the hands of police in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2014

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Decision due on inquiry into young prison deaths – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2014 in death in custody, inquiries, news, prisons, suicide, young offenders by sally

‘Prisons minister Jeremy Wright is due to announce whether he has agreed to hold an independent inquiry into the deaths of young people in custody.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2014

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Met Police custody healthcare a ‘major problem’ – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2014 in death in custody, detention, duty of care, health, London, news, nurses, police, reports by sally

‘The Met Police is struggling to provide adequate medical staffing to assess and treat detainees in their custody, according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2014

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Prison suicides at six-year high, Howard League says – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in death in custody, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The number of suicides at prisons in England in Wales in 2013 was the highest for six years, the Howard League for Penal Reform has said.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2014

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College of Policing review tries to prevent deaths in custody – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2013 in death in custody, education, mental health, news, police, race discrimination, restraint by sally

‘The College of Policing is reviewing its training to try to prevent more people dying in police custody in England and Wales, the BBC has learned.;

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BBC News, 17th December 2013

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Man detained under Mental Health Act by Surrey police dies in hospital – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2013 in closed circuit television, complaints, death in custody, mental health, news by tracey

“IPCC investigates Surrey force after man, 33, arrested in Stanwell on suspicion of drugs-related offence, dies.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2013

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Luton custody death: Police officers and staff suspended – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2013 in complaints, crime, death in custody, inquiries, news, police by tracey

“Five police officers and two staff have been suspended from duty after a man died in police custody.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

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Inside Feltham: Why London’s Young Offender Institution is one of the scariest prisons in Britain – The Independent

Posted September 2nd, 2013 in death in custody, news, prisons, reports, standards, violence, young persons by sally

“A recent report painted a shocking picture of abuse and violence at the prison. Archie Bland meets ex-inmates, and people who have lost relatives there.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2013

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Jimmy Mubenga coroner issues damning report on deportations – The Guardian

“A coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of the Angolan deportee Jimmy Mubenga has issued a highly critical report that raises a series of concerns about the way the government and private contractors deport people from the UK.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2013

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Devon and Cornwall custody death rates highest, says IPCC – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, statistics by sally

“More people died in or following custody with Devon and Cornwall police than any other force in the country, new figures have revealed.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

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Four police officers face charges over mentally ill man Thomas Orchard’s death in custody – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2013 in death in custody, mental health, news, police, prosecutions by sally

“Four police officers could face criminal charges over the death of a mentally ill church caretaker who was restrained when he was arrested following a disturbance in the street, The Independent has learned.”

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The Independent, 29th July 2013

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Seni Lewis death: IPCC taken to court over report – BBC News

“The family of a man who died days after being restrained by police have asked judges to review the police watchdog’s report on his death.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2013

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Jimmy Mubenga: Home Office official makes qualified apology to family – The Guardian

“David Wood, the head of the Home Office’s immigration enforcement, has given a qualified apology to the family of Jimmy Mubenga, the Angolan asylum seeker who an inquest jury last week ruled was unlawfully killed by three G4S escort guards.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

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Fresh concern raised over Taser safety after seventh death in 10 years – The Independent

Posted July 12th, 2013 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police by tracey

“Fresh concerns have been raised over the safety of Tasers following the death of an ice cream man who was stunned while being restrained by police.”

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The Independent, 11th July 2013

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G4S faces damages claim over killing of Jimmy Mubenga – The Guardian

“The family of an Angolan man who died after being restrained by three G4S guards has launched civil proceedings against the security services multinational after an inquest jury found that he had been unlawfully killed on a plane intended to deport him.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2013

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Jimmy Mubenga was unlawfully killed, inquest jury finds – The Guardian

“An Angolan man who died after being restrained by three G4S guards as he was being deported from the UK was unlawfully killed, a jury has found.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2013

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Leslie Thomas: a voice for the dead – The Guardian

“Witnessing blatant police cruelty convinced the award-winning lawyer to make deaths in custody his life’s work.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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