Police officer in Sean Rigg case not allowed to resign, court rules – The Guardian

‘A police constable under investigation following the death of a mentally ill musician has lost a legal battle to be allowed to resign in order to become a Church of England minister.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2014

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Call for inquiry into death at Morton Hall immigration detention centre – The Guardian

‘The family of a 26-year-old man who died at an immigration detention centre have called for an urgent independent inquiry saying they have concerns about the circumstances surrounding his death.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2014

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Epileptic teenager died in police custody after officers failed to notice seizures on CCTV, report finds – The Independent

‘A young father died after police failed to notice him having three epileptic seizures in custody, it has emerged.

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The Independent, 8th August 2014

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‘Concern’ over more than fifth of prisons – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2014 in death in custody, fugitive offenders, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is “of concern”, a government body has said.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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Kingsley Burrell death: ‘insufficient evidence’ to prosecute – BBC News

‘Prosecutors say there is “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone after the death of a man detained under the Mental Health Act.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2014

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Police failures partly blamed for Hywel Hughes’ custody death – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2014 in death in custody, inquests, news, police by tracey

‘The death of a man in police custody after he was ejected from a Bangor nightclub in 2003 was partly due to failures by two police officers who arrested him, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2014

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Man who died in custody should have been in hospital, says Birmingham jury – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2014 in complaints, death in custody, inquests, news, police by sally

‘A police force has apologised to the family of a man who died of a heart attack after being taken into custody amid concerns for his welfare.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2014

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Sean Rigg custody death officer quits Metropolitan Police – BBC News

‘The police watchdog has urged the Metropolitan Police to stop an officer quitting so he can face misconduct proceedings after a death in custody.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2014

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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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