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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Annual Conference: The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales – Speech by His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, Chief Coroner

Posted September 24th, 2012 in armed forces, coroners, custody, inquests, news, police by sally

Annual Conference: The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales (PDF)

Speech by His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, Chief Coroner

The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales, 21st September 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Chief coroner plans specialist groups to investigate complex cases – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in armed forces, coroners, custody, inquests, news, police by sally

“The first chief coroner of England and Wales has promised to establish a cadre of specialists to examine deaths in custody and military fatalities.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Met’s mental illness custody cases reviewed – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2012 in complaints, custody, inquests, mental health, news, ombudsmen, police by sally

“The Metropolitan Police has commissioned an independent review into how it responds to people with mental health conditions.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hillsborough families demand new inquests be held – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2012 in inquests, news, police, sport, victims by sally

“Lawyers acting for families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster will write to the attorney general on Monday demanding that new inquests be held. The Hillsborough Families Support Group (HFSG) met at Anfield on Sunday to discuss the next step in its campaign for justice for the 96 victims of the 1989 football stadium disaster. High-profile lawyers for the campaign, Michael Mansfield QC and Lord Falconer, appeared via an internet videolink.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hillsborough: South Yorkshire Police consider IPCC referral – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2012 in complaints, inquests, inquiries, news, police, prosecutions, sport by tracey

“South Yorkshire Police is reopening investigations into the force’s conduct over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The force is considering referring itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”

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BBC News, 14th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hillsborough Independent Panel Report: Statement from Attorney General – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 13th, 2012 in attorney general, inquests, press releases, reports, sport by tracey

“Speaking about the report published today by the Hillsborough Independent Panel, Attorney General Dominic Grieve said: ‘I have not yet had an opportunity to study the Panel’s report, but it is clear that they have documented significant issues over the original inquest. I will now consider whether there is sufficient evidence to support an application to the High Court to quash the original inquest and start a new inquest process.’ ”

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Attorney General’s Office, 12th September 2012

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Hillsborough families have the truth. Justice will take longer – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2012 in families, inquests, inquiries, news, police, prosecutions, reports, sport by tracey

“What is the next step legally? Joshua Rozenberg explores the options for a new inquest, public inquiry or criminal proceedings.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hillsborough report: Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement in full – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2012 in disclosure, families, inquests, news, police, reports, speeches, sport by tracey

“David Cameron today told the Commons that police orchestrated a cover-up over their role in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, in which 96 people died, and there was a campaign to smear the dead. This is his statement in full.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kyle Bates Swansea heroin death: Helen Harding jailed – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2012 in drug abuse, homicide, inquests, news, perjury, sentencing by tracey

“A woman who injected a 16-year-old boy with heroin and then lied about it at his inquest has been jailed for three years at Swansea Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Inquiry into 2005 police shooting of ‘unarmed’ man – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2012 in coroners, evidence, homicide, inquests, inquiries, news, police by tracey

“An inquiry into the death of a 24-year-old who was shot six times by a police officer is due to begin today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dr Freddy Patel labelled ‘misleading’ over Tomlinson case – BBC News

“A disciplinary panel says the pathologist who conducted the first post-mortem examination on Ian Tomlinson is ‘dishonest’ and ‘liable to bring his profession into disrepute’.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Litvinenko inquest: Judge appointed to oversee inquest – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2012 in inquests, intelligence services, judges, news, poisoning by tracey

“A High Court judge has been appointed to hold the inquest into the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in London in 2006.”

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BBC News, 9th August 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fresh inquest into hanged officer who accused her two colleagues of rape – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2012 in armed forces, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

“A fresh inquest has been ordered into the death of a military police officer who was found hanged after accusing two colleagues of rape, her family’s lawyers said today.”

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The Independent, 8th August 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.gclaw.wordpress.com

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquest hears lessons learnt about IEDs after deaths in Helmand – The Independent

Posted July 25th, 2012 in armed forces, explosives, inquests, news, unlawful killing by tracey

” Two Royal Marines who died in Afghanistan last May were unlawfully killed by an improvised explosive device (IED), an inquest has ruled.”

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The Independent, 25th July 2012

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Ambulance staff left brain injury man for 45 mins due to lunchbreak – Daily Telegraph

“Ambulance staff left an elderly man who had fallen over and sustained brain damage untreated for three quarters of an hour because paramedics were on a lunch break, an inquest has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk