Police watchdog to investigate Taser use in burns death of man doused in flammable liquid – The Independent

Posted April 29th, 2013 in death in custody, news, ombudsmen, police, weapons by tracey

“A watchdog is to investigate whether the firing of a Taser by a police officer
at a man doused in flammable liquid caused fatal burns.”

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The Independent, 27th April 2013

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James Best: Jailed in the riots for stealing a gingerbread man… dead in the prison that should have protected him – The Independent

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in death in custody, mental health, news, prisons, public order, theft by sally

“James Best had a history of mental health problems before being jailed after the riots of 2011. Now his brother has warned that the systemic failures which led to his death could happen again.”

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The Independent, 1st April 2013

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Wandsworth jail criticised over prisoner death – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2013 in death in custody, inquests, news, prisons by sally

“An inquest jury has criticised procedures and practice at the UK’s biggest jail following the death of a prisoner, jailed for stealing a gingerbread man in the 2011 riots.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2013

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IPCC submits file to prosecutors over death of man after arrest – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2013 in complaints, death in custody, news, police by sally

“The police watchdog has sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the death of a man who was restrained and arrested by police officers in a city centre.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2013

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Inquest to open into death of prisoner convicted of stealing gingerbread man – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2013 in death in custody, inquests, mental health, news, prisons, theft by sally

“The inquest into the death in prison of a man convicted of stealing a gingerbread man during the riots in 2011 opens in London on Monday. James Best, 37, had a history of mental illness and physical problems, which his foster family say were not addressed by the prison.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2013

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Deaths of prisoners in British custody in Iraq to be re-investigated, court told – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2013 in armed forces, death in custody, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Fresh investigations have been ordered into the deaths of several prisoners who died in suspicious circumstances while under British military custody in Iraq, the high court has been told.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2013

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Criminologist Dr Silvia Casale to lead investigation in to the death in police custody of mentally ill man Sean Rigg – The Independent

Posted November 13th, 2012 in complaints, death in custody, inquiries, mental health, news, police by sally

“An international expert in the prevention of torture and inhuman treatment of prisoners is to lead an independent review into the way the death of a mentally ill man in police custody was investigated by the police watchdog.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2012

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Officers will not face court over ‘errors’ that led to Leonard McCourt’s death – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in complaints, death in custody, news, police, prosecutions by sally

“The family of a man who died in the back of a police van following a ‘catalogue of errors’ by officers supposed to be monitoring him today spoke of their anger that nobody would face a criminal prosecution over his death.”

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The Independent, 1st November 2012

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The prison service’s treatment of women is shameful – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2012 in death in custody, news, prisons, reports, women by sally

“The Ministry of Justice should act now to prevent more deaths of women in their care at New Hall prison in Wakefield.”

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The Guardian, 30th October 2012

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Change law that puts children in jail for minor offences, says report – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2012 in children, death in custody, imprisonment, news, young offenders by sally

“Minor offences by children should be treated as a public health issue and not as crimes, according to a new report revealing failings in the justice system have cost 190 lives in a decade.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2012

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Urgent action call over child deaths in custody – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 24th, 2012 in children, death in custody, news, young persons by sally

“Two national charities have called for an urgent independent review of ‘systemic failings’ that have led to the deaths of 200 imprisoned children and young people over the past decade.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th October 2012

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Deaths in custody lessons are being ignored, says charity – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2012 in coroners, death in custody, enforcement, inquests, news by sally

“Lessons learned from deaths in police and prison custody are being repeatedly ignored or lost because there is no official body to enforce them, according to a charity that supports bereaved families at inquests.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2012

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IPCC announces external review of inquiry into death of Sean Rigg – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2012 in death in custody, evidence, inquests, mental health, news, police, restraint by sally

“The police watchdog is facing fresh criticism after its report into the death of a black man who died in police custody found officers acted ‘reasonably’ and ‘proportionately’, while an inquest jury found unnecessary force had contributed to his demise.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2012

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Sean Rigg inquest: Inquiry into policeman’s evidence – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2012 in complaints, death in custody, evidence, inquests, mental health, news, police by tracey

“The police watchdog is to investigate the evidence given by an officer during an inquest into the death of a schizophrenic man who died in custody.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2012

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The Sean Rigg Inquest: Failures and Lessons Learnt – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in complaints, death in custody, inquests, juries, mental health, news, police by sally

“Yesterday’s narrative verdict in the Sean Rigg inquest revealed devastating failings by the police, mental health services, and the IPCC. Leslie Thomas reflects on the case and asks when will lessons be learnt by those trusted with public confidence?”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 2nd August 2012

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Sean Rigg death in custody: police used unnecessary force, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in death in custody, inquests, mental health, news, police, restraint by sally

“An inquest jury has concluded that police used unsuitable and unnecessary force on a man who died in custody, with officers failing to uphold the detained man’s basic rights as he collapsed after being pinned down for eight minutes.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2012

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Jimmy Mubenga death: G4S guards will not face charges – The Guardian

“Three guards who worked for the security firm G4S have been told they will not face manslaughter charges over the death of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan refugee who collapsed while being escorted on a flight from Heathrow airport in London 21 months ago.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2012

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CPS decision on death of Jimmy Mubenga – Crown Prosecution Service

“Jimmy Makenda Mubenga died on 12 October 2010 on a flight to Angola before it had left Heathrow airport. Mr Mubgenga died from cardiorespiratory collapse after being restrained by security guards. A specialist prosecutor within the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has reviewed the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service into Mr Mubenga’s tragic death.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2012

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Jury returns open verdict on prisoner hanged in cell – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2012 in bullying, coroners, death in custody, inquests, judicial review, news by sally

“An inquest jury has returned an open verdict on the death of a prisoner found hanged alone in his locked cell. Their decision came after a high court judge made an unusual intervention by forbidding the coroner from inviting the jury to consider verdicts of murder or manslaughter. The panel also found prison officers had turned a blind eye to the bullying of the inmate by other prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2012

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Inside justice: Southwark coroner’s court – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2012 in civil justice, death in custody, inquests, juries, news by sally

“Charlotte Gill reports from an inquest into the controversial death of a man in police custody at Southwark coroner’s court.”

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The Guardian, 19th June 2012

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