Mark Duggan case: IPCC apologises for ‘wrong’ shooting details – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for “wrongly” telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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Mark Duggan coroner invites family to help shape police gun policy – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2014 in coroners, families, firearms, inquests, news, police, victims by tracey

‘The coroner in the Mark Duggan inquest is to invite the dead man’s family to help shape police firearms procedure. The senior circuit judge Keith Cutler, who is preparing recommendations on firearms procedure for the home secretary after issues raised at the inquest, described his decision to consult the family as “unusual, perhaps unique” but the right thing to do to achieve transparency.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2014

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Mark Duggan marksman cleared to return to armed police duties – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘The police marksman who killed Mark Duggan will be allowed to have his gun back and return to armed duties. The officer was found to have lawfully killed Duggan by an inquest jury last week though the jury decided his account of the shooting, in which he said Duggan had had a gun in his hand, was wrong.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2014

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Mark Duggan inquest key evidence: Was he really armed? Were the police under threat? – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2014 in evidence, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘To the police on the job, it started with a “textbook” stop of a minicab carrying a dangerous gangster. Three police cars forced Mark Duggan’s vehicle to pull over following intelligence that he had picked up a gun from a criminal associate.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2014

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Mark Duggan killing lawful, says jury – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots in England in 2011, was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has said by a majority of 8 to 2.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2014

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Mark Duggan inquest: jury reaches verdict – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2014 in firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

‘A verdict in the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan is expected to be delivered at 3.30pm at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2014

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Police under fire for handling of Raoul Moat manhunt in 2010 – The Independent

Posted January 6th, 2014 in delay, inquests, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct, reports, suicide by sally

‘A bitter row has broken out between one of Britain’s biggest police forces and the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the case of the gunman Raoul Moat.’

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The Independent, 5th January 2014

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Mark Duggan inquest jury retires – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2013 in inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

‘The jury at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, shot by police, has retired to consider its ruling.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2013

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National Security trumps disclosure of Litvinenko secret documents, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner North London [2013] EWHC 3724 (Admin). The Foreign Secretary successfully appealed against an order for disclosure of secret documents to the Inquest for the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th December 2013

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Litvinenko, courts and secrecy – BBC News

‘The government has successfully won a court order blocking the release of secret information in relation to the death of the former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko. Alexander Litvinenko fell ill after a meeting with former KGB contacts in London in 2006. It is the latest legal twist in what is becoming an ever-more complicated legal fight between his widow, the proposed coroner and ministers over what should or should not be made public about the nature of his death.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2013

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Alexander Litvinenko inquest: high court halts lifting of secrecy order – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2013 in closed material, coroners, disclosure, inquests, intelligence services, murder, news, Russia by tracey

‘The government has won a high court order to prevent the partial lifting of a secrecy order affecting the proposed inquest into the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2013

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Police launch criminal investigation into cancer scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 27th, 2013 in cancer, criminal justice, delay, hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news, police by tracey

‘Police launch a criminal investigation into the alleged manipulation of cancer waiting lists at a hospital.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2013

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Cost-cutting council ‘contributed to death of student’ by switching off street lights – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2013 in budgets, inquests, local government, news, road traffic by tracey

‘A coroner has said a council switching off street lights as a cost-cutting measure contributed to the death of a student. The verdict came following an inquest into the death of 18-year-old Warwick University student Archie Wellbelove, who died after he was hit by a taxi on the A452 near Leamington in the early hours of December 7 2012.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2013

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Scandal cancer trust placed in special measures – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2013 in cancer, health, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

“An inquest heard how a policewoman died at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, just hours after childbirth, after staff failed to replace lost blood, which triggered a cardiac arrest. The case of Diane Patt, 34, follows an inquest earlier this year into the death of a baby, whose skull was crushed by excessive use of forceps. Yesterday regulators placed the trust in special measures, after inspectors found that staff were put under pressure to falsify data, leaving some patients waiting months for urgent cancer treatment.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2013

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MI6 spy found dead in bag probably locked himself inside, Met says – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2013 in accidents, inquests, intelligence services, news by tracey

“The MI6 spy found dead in a bag three years ago probably locked himself in the holdall and died as a result of a tragic accident, Scotland Yard has said.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2013

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Father of dead baby Nico Maynard ‘was massive risk’ – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in child cruelty, inquests, murder, news, social services by tracey

“The father of a baby found dead with a fractured skull had been previously jailed for child cruelty and was a ‘massive risk’, an inquest has heard.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2013

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More should have been done to protect teenager found hanged, review finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2013 in children, inquests, mental health, news, social services, suicide by sally

“A serious case review into the death of Chelsea Clark found examples of substandard care from mental health staff, social and community services workers and the police.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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You can’t be disabled when you’re dead – a footnote to R (Antoniou) – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 1st, 2013 in detention, disabled persons, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

“A somewhat curious additional point arises out of the case of R (Antoniou) – see my earlier post for the main issue – in which the court decided that Article 2 ECHR does not require an independent investigation into deaths in state detention prior to a coroner’s inquest. There was therefore no obligation to ensure that there was an independent investigation into the suicide, or death resulting from self-harm, of a mentally ill person detained under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983. There is such an investigation when a prisoner commits suicide. The Claimant thought this smacked of discrimination against the mentally disabled. The Court disagreed – on the somewhat surprising ground that you can’t be disabled once you’re dead.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st October 2013

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Inquest finds police failings over killings of woman and toddler son – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2013 in complaints, domestic violence, inquests, inquiries, mental health, murder, news, ombudsmen, police by tracey

“Police failings ‘more than minimally’ contributed to the deaths of a pregnant mother and child who were stabbed to death by the woman’s former partner days after she went to the police for help, an inquest jury has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2013

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Coroners inquest enough to satisfy Article 2 in mental health suicide case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

“R (Antoniou) v (1) Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; (2) Secretary of State for Health; (3) NHS England [2013] EWHC 3055 (Admin).Where a patient, detained in hospital under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983, takes their own life, Article 2 imposes procedural obligations on the State to investigate the circumstances of the death. These obligations are fulfilled by a coroner’s inquest. Unlike in prison and police station deaths, there need not be any independent investigation system prior to the inquest stage, and nor does Article 2 require one.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd October 2013

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