Immigrant detainees face ‘excessive force and abuse,’ says MoJ report – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2014 in aircraft, detention, immigration, news, proportionality, restraint, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Immigrant detainees sent home from the UK are still facing “disproportionate force and restraint” and are subjected to offensive language from their escorts, according to a new report by the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Independent, 18th March 2014

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Judge orders mentally ill woman to have forced caesarean – Daily Telegraph

‘ A High Court judge has given doctors permission to perform an urgent caesarean section on a mentally-ill woman with diabetes. The woman was delivered of a baby boy within hours of Mr Justice Hayden giving specialists at the Royal Free London NHS Trust approval for the procedure, following a five-hour hearing at the Court of Protection.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 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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Policeman guilty of punching man who spat in his mouth faces sentencing – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2013 in appeals, assault, news, police, restraint, self-defence, sentencing, transfer of prisoners by sally

“A police officer who has been found guilty of punching a suspect after he spat in his mouth will be sentenced today.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2013

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Wormwood Scrubs prison ‘on knife edge’ because of staff cuts – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2013 in budgets, news, ombudsmen, prison officers, prisons, restraint, standards, statistics by sally

“Wormwood Scrubs, the west London prison, is on a ‘knife-edge’, an official watchdog has warned, with an alarming 50% growth in the use of force or restraining measures to control prisoners in an increasingly violent, gang-dominated jail.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2013

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Olaseni Lewis death: Family of 23-year-old who died after being restrained by 11 police officers win legal battle to reopen inquiry – The Independent

Posted September 4th, 2013 in complaints, hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news, police, restraint by sally

“The family of a man who never regained consciousness after being restrained by police has won a legal battle to reopen an inquiry to examine the role of 11 officers in his death.”

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The Independent, 3rd September 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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Nottinghamshire police disciplined over pregnant woman’s treatment – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2013 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, police, pregnancy, restraint by sally

“Three Nottinghamshire police officers have been disciplined over their parts in the treatment of a ‘vulnerable’ pregnant woman when she was arrested.”

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BBC News, 27th 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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Michael Adebolajo injuries: prison officers deny wrongdoing – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in armed forces, murder, news, prison officers, prisons, restraint by sally

“Prison officers have denied any wrongdoing after Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo lost two teeth when he was restrained in jail, a trade union said on Friday.”

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The Guardian, 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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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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Government considers banning face-down restraint on mental health patients – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2013 in freedom of information, mental health, news, restraint, statistics by sally

“Ministers are considering banning the use of face-down restraint on mental health patients in England after it emerged that several trusts are employing the procedure two or three times a day.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2013

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Police watchdog criticised for errors in investigation into death in custody – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2013 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, reports, restraint by sally

“The official police watchdog made a series of errors in an investigation which cleared officers over the death of a man in custody, an independent report has found.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2013

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100 witnesses to be called for inquest into death of Jimmy Mubenga, who struggled with guards as he was being deported – The Independent

“Inquiry expected to look at the restraint techniques authorised by G4S as well as the UK Border Agency.”

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The Independent, 14th May 2013

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MPs alarmed at rising use of force to restrain young offenders in detention – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in inquiries, news, reports, restraint, security companies, young offenders by sally

“MPs have raised serious concerns about the rising use of force to restrain young offenders in detention last year.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2013

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H (A Protected Party) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

H (A Protected Party) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2013] EWCA Civ 69; [2013] WLR (D) 66

“The statutory defence in section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 did not impose impossible demands on those who did acts in connection with the care or treatment of others who lacked capacity. It required no more than what was reasonable, practical and appropriate. What that entailed depended on all the circumstances.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2013

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Regina (Children’s Rights Alliance for England) v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Children’s Rights Alliance for England) v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2013] EWCA Civ 34; [2013] WLR (D) 57

The constitutional right of access to the courts was properly to be understood as a duty owed by the state not to place obstacles in the way of access to justice, and did not entail a positive duty to seek out and notify individuals with potential claims against the state; nor was there anything in the Strasbourg jurisprudence on articles 3, 6 and 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms to justify the imposition of such a duty.

WLR Daily, 6th February 2013

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Met police loses bid to overturn award to autistic teenager – The Guardian

“The court of appeal has rejected an attempt by the Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to overturn an award of £28,250 in damages to a severely autistic teenager who was put in handcuffs and leg restraints and held in a police van after jumping into a swimming pool.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2013

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