‘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

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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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