Inquest jury condemns Surrey police over death of man placed in spit hood – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2018 in death in custody, inquests, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘A jury has found that Surrey police seriously failed in its duty of care to a 33-year-old labourer who was handcuffed, placed in leg restraints and had a spit hood placed over his head in the hours before he died.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2018

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Rashan Charles: Family brand inquest a ‘farce’ after jury finds death was accidental – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2018 in accidents, death in custody, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘The family of a young man who died while being restrained by police have branded the inquest a “farce”. Rashan Charles, 20, died in July last year after being chased into a shop in Hackney, east London, where CCTV showed an officer from the Metropolitan Police struggling with him on the floor. The jury found his death was an accident following justified use of force.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2018

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Nine police officers under investigation over death of mentally ill man restrained in custody – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2018 in death in custody, mental health, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘Nine police officers are being investigated over the death of a man who was taken to hospital after being restrained by police.’

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The Independent, 9th May 2018

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Nearly 100 women die in prison over 11-year period due to ‘glaring failures’ by government, says report – The Independent

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in death in custody, news, prisons, women by tracey

‘The government has been accused of a “glaring failure” to act on deaths of women in custody as figures show almost 100 female inmates have died in just over a decade. More than 10 years on from the Corston Report, which outlined the need for a more holistic and integrated approach to vulnerable women in the criminal justice system, there has been “little systemic change” as women “continue to die” in custody, according to a report by charity Inquest.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2018

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Thomas Orchard custody death: Police force charged – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2018 in corporate manslaughter, death in custody, health & safety, news, police by sally

‘A police force has been charged over the death of a man in custody.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2018

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Sean Rigg custody death: Met directed to begin hearings – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2018 in death in custody, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘The police watchdog has directed the Met Police to begin gross misconduct hearings against five officers over the custody death of a mentally ill man. Sean Rigg, who had schizophrenia, died from cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008 after being restrained by officers. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said officers should face hearings over their actions.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2018

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Met Police investigated over death of arrested man – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in complaints, death in custody, London, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the death of a man who died the day after being arrested.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2018

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‘It shames us to have families go on Twitter and crowdfund representation at inquests’ – Legal Voice

Posted March 14th, 2018 in death in custody, inquests, legal representation, news, restraint by sally

‘Two families bereaved by state-related deaths told MPs about their experiences at inquests last week. The House of Commons’ joint committee on human rights heard evidence from the parents of Connor Sparrowhawk, who drowned in a bath in a residential unit for people with learning disabilities, and Joseph Phuong who died following restraint by police during a mental health crisis. Jon Robins reports’

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Legal Voice, 13th March 2018

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‘M25 rapist’ Antoni Imiela dies in prison – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2018 in death in custody, news, rape by tracey

‘A man labelled the “M25 rapist” after he carried out a series of sex attacks in south-east England has died behind bars. Antoni Imiela, 63, died at HMP Wakefield on Thursday, the Prison Service said, months after he was told he had been referred for parole.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2018

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Police targeting of dead man’s sister ‘probably influenced by racism’ – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2018 in death in custody, families, news, police, racism, reports by tracey

‘The police’s decision to launch a surveillance operation against a woman whose brother had been unlawfully killed in a police station was likely to have been influenced partly by racial discrimination, a leaked report by a watchdog concluded.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2018

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Officers accused of spying on sister of man who died in police custody cleared – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in death in custody, disciplinary procedures, news, police, spying by tracey

‘Two police officers accused of spying on the sister of a former paratrooper who was unlawfully killed in police custody have been cleared by a disciplinary panel.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2018

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‘Four large black men’ at inquest followed by police, hearing told – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2018 in death in custody, inquests, investigatory powers, news, police, racism by sally

‘Police launched an unauthorised surveillance operation at short notice after they became concerned about the presence of “four large black men” at an inquest into a death in custody, a misconduct panel has heard.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2018

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Thomas Orchard death: police officers to face misconduct proceedings – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in death in custody, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by sally

‘Six Devon and Cornwall police and detention officers will face gross misconduct proceedings over the death of a church caretaker who had a cardiac arrest after being restrained.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Rashan Charles death: Met Police officer not facing charges – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in assault, death in custody, evidence, London, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘A police officer will not face prosecution over the death of Rashan Charles.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2018

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Police watchdog investigates death after use of restraint – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the death of a 25-year-old student in Oxford who was arrested by Thames Valley police shortly before he died. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the death of Nuno Cardoso, a law student from Kentish Town, north London, who died in November.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2017

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Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2017 in death in custody, detention, immigration, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An investigation has been launched after the death of a 12th immigration detainee this year.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2017

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Sean Rigg death: Police will not face charges, CPS rules – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2017 in death in custody, news, police, prosecutions by michael

‘Five police officers will not face prosecution after the death of a mentally ill man in custody, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has ruled.’

 

 

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BBC News, 6th December 2017

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Deaths and serious incidents in police custody – Home Office

Posted November 6th, 2017 in coroners, death in custody, police, reports, restraint, suicide by tracey

‘The review’s aims included examining the procedures and processes surrounding deaths and serious incidents in police custody, including the lead up to such incidents and the immediate aftermath, through to the conclusion of official investigations. The report makes 110 recommendations.’

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Home Office, 30th November 2017

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Public Law Podcast Seminar on Radicalisation Part 2: Inquests and Article 2 ECHR – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in death in custody, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Inquests and Article 2 ECHR – Caroline Cross and Suzanne Lambert

The highlights of the Public Law Seminar given by members of 1 Crown Office Row are now available for podcast download here or from iTunes under Law Pod UK, Episodes 13, 14 and 15. For non-Apple devices the podcasts are available via the Audioboom app.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th October 2017

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Deaths in custody: police urged to stop holding mentally ill in cells – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in complaints, criminal justice, death in custody, detention, mental health, news, police by sally

‘Far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service in England and Wales are needed to reduce the risk of people dying in custody, a long-delayed report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2017

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