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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Police custody deaths in UK ‘should be treated like murder inquiry’ – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, London, news, police, race discrimination, reports by sally

‘Deaths in custody should be investigated with the same urgency as murder inquiries, says a long-awaited report that aims to restore trust in the police.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2017

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Violence and self-harm in UK prisons continue to surge – The Guardian

‘Violence in prisons has increased to record levels, according to new figures released by the Ministry of Justice, with 27,193 incidents of assault and serious assault in the year to June 2017.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2017

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Investigation begins after Jamaican detainee, 38, dies – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2017 in death in custody, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘An investigation has been launched into the death of a 38-year-old immigration detainee after the Home office confirmed that a Jamaican man died on Tuesday while he was being held at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincoln. It is the third such death in less than a month and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at the incident. The prisons and probation ombudsman has begun an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2017

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Rashan Charles’s family criticise Met for refusing to suspend police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, disciplinary procedures, families, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have been criticised by the family of Rashan Charles for ignoring the advice of the police watchdog and refusing to suspend the officer involved in his death.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2017

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Scandal of British troops cleared of Iraq death 14 years ago now facing fresh inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2017 in armed forces, death in custody, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘British troops finally cleared of wrongdoing over the death of an Iraqi civilian 14 years ago face the “insanity” of a fresh inquiry ordered by the Ministry of Defence, The Telegraph can disclose.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2017

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IPCC: police had series of chances to help man who died after arrest – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, duty of care, mental health, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police missed a string of opportunities to help a young man with mental health problems who died after he was restrained by officers, locked up in a van on a hot night and then left naked in a cell, a watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2017

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Police watchdog to hold misconduct hearing in secret over man’s death – The Guardian

‘A disciplinary hearing of six police officers who have been accused of gross misconduct over the death of a 23-year-old man who died after a prolonged period of restraint seven years ago will begin in secret on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 11th september 2017

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Families of people who died in police custody failed by system – report – The Guardian

‘A long-awaited unpublished official report into deaths in police custody says families who have lost loved ones have been failed by the system and recommends far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2017

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Rashan Charles, whose death after police chase caused violent protest, did not swallow controlled substance – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘A man who died after swallowing an object during a police chase was not concealing a “controlled substance” according to forensic analysis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2017

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Care failings contributed to death of woman in prison, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2017 in death in custody, mental health, news, prisons, women by tracey

‘A jury at the inquest of Sarah Reed, a mentally ill prisoner at HMP Holloway who took her life at the jail last year, has identified serious shortcomings in her care.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2017

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Neglect contributed to Liverpool prisoner’s suicide, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2017 in accidents, death in custody, inquests, mental health, news, prisons, suicide by tracey

‘An inquest jury has found that neglect contributed to the death of a prisoner who killed himself at Liverpool prison last year.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2017

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Amber Rudd urged to publish report on deaths in police custody – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in death in custody, delay, news, reports, statistics by tracey

‘The home secretary has been accused of sitting on a report from a critical inquiry into deaths in police custody.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2017

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Munira Ali: Examining the dissolution of the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into mental health and deaths in prisons: another missed opportunity? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The issues relating to imprisonment of individuals with mental health problems in the UK has attracted considerable attention, as the number of self-inflicted deaths has risen to the highest number since records began in 1978. With a rate of one prison suicide every three days, the director of the Howard League described the current rate as having reached “epidemic proportions”. The steady rise of deaths in custody has prompted a series of inquiries in recent years, and has drawn scrutiny from UN bodies and Special Procedures, and more recently, UN Member States as part of a periodic review of its human rights performance. However, despite this, little progress has been made.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th June 2017

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Call for inquiry over ‘unbroken pattern’ of deaths at prison – The Guardian

‘The prison service is facing calls for a corporate manslaughter investigation after a litany of failures at one Milton Keynes site resulted in an “unbroken pattern of deaths”, with 18 inmates taking their own lives in four years.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2017

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