Dalian Atkinson: Tasered footballer given CPR for 35 minutes – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Doctors battled in vain for 35 minutes to save ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was Tasered by police, the inquest into his death has heard.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2016

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IPCC investigation launched into death of Dalian Atkinson – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, sport by sally

‘The world of football paid tribute to one of the mercurial stars of the Premier League’s early years after former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after being Tasered by police.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Number of people dying after coming into contact with police rises sharply to 200 – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, mental health, news, police, reports, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘Some 200 people died during or following contact with police in the UK last year, according to new figures.
A report released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission reveals the number of deaths has risen 63 per cent in the last five years – with a spike of 37 per cent in the last year alone.’

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The Independent, 26th July 2016

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Mzee Mohammed death: Liverpool mayor promises transparent inquiry – The Guardian

‘The mayor of Liverpool has sought to reassure the public that an investigation into the death of a black teenager who had been detained by police will be fully transparent, following a weekend of protests in Liverpool and London.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2016

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Mzee Mohammed police custody death investigated – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager has died in the custody of police after being detained by security staff at a shopping centre.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2016

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Why do UK media fail to cover the deaths of black people in custody? – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in death in custody, media, minorities, news by sally

‘A journalist argues that, unlike in the US, such deaths do not generate a national conversation because mainstream media platforms marginalise diverse voices.’

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The Guardian, 19th April 2016

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Independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody – Home Office

Posted March 29th, 2016 in death in custody, news, police by sally

‘This consultation seeks views on the processes surrounding deaths and serious incidents in police custody in England and Wales.’

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Home Office, 26th February 2016

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Harold Shipman timed suicide to ensure his wife got £100k pension pay out – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in death in custody, news, pensions, suicide by sally

‘Serial killer Harold Shipman timed his suicide so his wife could cash in a £100,000 pension payout, according to secret prison records. ‘

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The Independent, 20th March 2016

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Thomas Orchard trial: jury discharged as judge halts proceedings – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in death in custody, juries, news, police, retrials, trials by sally

‘A jury considering verdicts in the trial of a police custody sergeant and two detention officers accused of killing a church caretaker who died after being restrained has been discharged.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2016

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Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell – The Guardian

‘Two police officers and two members of police staff were found to have committed misconduct over the way they dealt with a “very vulnerable” woman who was found dead in a police cell.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2016

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Deaths in detention a ‘national stain’, says report – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in death in custody, mental health, news, police, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘More than 200 people have died of “non-natural” causes in detention in Britain since the start of 2014, says the Equality and Human Rights Commission.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2016

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Inquest criticises care of woman who killed herself in police cell – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has criticised failings in the care of a woman who killed herself in a police cell, saying that insufficient steps had been taken to protect her welfare.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2016

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Calls for review of police use of restraint over lung cancer patient’s death – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2016 in death in custody, inquests, news, police, restraint by sally

‘A senior coroner has called for a national review of police use of restraints after an inquest jury found a decision to restrain a 57-year-old man suffering from lung cancer and pneumonia in hospital contributed to his death.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Sean Rigg death: case against five police officers referred to CPS – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are to consider whether they should bring criminal charges against five police officers over the arrest, restraint and detention of Sean Rigg, a musician who died in Metropolitan police custody.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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Cameron wants crackdown on ‘spurious’ military legal claims – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in armed forces, death in custody, Iraq, legal aid, news, torture, war crimes by sally

‘The prime minister has ordered a clampdown on “spurious” legal claims against UK military personnel.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2016

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Rules on whether transgender prisoners go to male or female jails to be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2015 in death in custody, gender, news, prisons, probation, suicide, transsexuals, women by sally

‘The rules governing how transgender prisoners are treated – and whether they are sent to male or female prisons – are to be reviewed, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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Second transgender prisoner found dead in male jail – The Guardian

‘A transgender woman has become the second trans prisoner in the space of a month to apparently take their own life while serving time in a male jail in England.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Partner of transgender woman found dead in prison calls for law change – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in death in custody, equality, gender, news, prisons, transsexuals by sally

‘The partner of a transgender woman found dead in an all male prison after telling friends she would kill herself if she was sent there has said he contacted prison authorities to warn them about her vulnerability.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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Prisons inspector welcomes improved restraint systems after deaths of two children – The Guardian

‘The chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has welcomed “significant improvements” in the handling and restraint of children in custody following the deaths of two boys in 2004.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2015

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Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Since his appointment as Justice Secretary & Lord Chancellor in May this year, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has maintained a fairly low profile. Aside from his Making Prisons Work speech in July, Mr Gove’s plans for the future of the Criminal Justice System have not been very clearly outlined. Although since his swearing in, to the delight of many, Gove has managed to overturn the previous Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling’s ban on books for prisoners; scrapped plans to create a super youth prison; and halted massively controversial plans for the UK to undertake Saudi Arabian prison training contracts.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th November 2015

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