Marcus Coutain: Knee-on-neck arrest PC will not face disciplinary action – BBC News

‘A police officer who knelt on a black man’s neck during an arrest will not face disciplinary proceedings, the police watchdog has decided.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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Andrew Hall inquest: Police used ‘justified’ force on man who died – BBC News

‘Police officers used “justified, necessary and proportionate” force to restrain a man who later died, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2021

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Agoraphobic pregnant woman can be forced into hospital, UK judge rules – The Guardian

‘Judge rules medical staff can use minimum force on woman who has barely left home in four years.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2021

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Police watchdog threatened with legal action over inquiry into man’s death – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has been threatened with legal action for refusing to investigate whether the conduct of officers who restrained a man for a significant period of time committed a criminal offence or that their behaviour amounts to misconduct.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2021

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Jack Barnes ‘let down again’ as manslaughter charges not considered – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2021 in homicide, news, prosecutions, restraint, transport, unlawful killing by sally

‘A man who was unlawfully killed after public transport staff restrained him has been “let down again” as no-one will face manslaughter charges.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2021

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Jack Barnes: ‘I can’t breathe’ death reviewed three times – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2021 in inquests, news, prosecutions, restraint, unlawful killing by sally

‘No-one was prosecuted over the death of a man who was restrained in the street by public transport workers despite the case being reviewed three times.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2021

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IOPC investigates five Thames Valley police officers over death of man, 24 – The Guardian

‘Five police officers are under investigation for manslaughter after the death of a 24-year-old man in police custody earlier this month.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2021

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Met police officer faces new hearing over death of mentally ill black man – The Guardian

‘A senior police officer cleared of misconduct over the high-profile death of a mentally ill black man is to face fresh disciplinary proceedings because of failings in the original case, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2021

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UK should ban use of spit hoods and Tasers on children, says Unicef – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2020 in children, human rights, minorities, news, police, restraint, statistics, weapons by sally

‘The use of Tasers and spit hoods on children should be banned in the UK, the global humanitarian organisation for children Unicef has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Ministers urged to end delay on law curbing restraint on mental health patients – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2020 in bills, delay, hospitals, mental health, minorities, news, restraint by sally

‘Ministers are being urged to finally implement legislation restricting the use of dangerous restraint practices against patients in mental health units two years after it was passed.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2020

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‘Inhuman’ use of restraint on disabled adults – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2020 in disabled persons, hospitals, learning difficulties, news, restraint by sally

‘Every 15 minutes, on average, a patient with learning disabilities was restrained in hospital last year, new BBC File on 4 analysis shows.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2020

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Inappropriate police restraint contributed to the death of Kevin Clarke inquest concludes – Garden Court Chambers

Posted October 29th, 2020 in inquests, mental health, news, police, restraint by sally

‘Kevin Andre Clarke was 35-year-old black man who died after being restrained by police in Lewisham, South London, on 9 March 2018. Kevin had suffered from paranoid schizophrenia since the age of 17 and at the time of his death was experiencing a mental health episode.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 9th October 2020

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Damning CQC report calls for improved community-based capacity, pooled budgets and new national specialist commissioner of complex care – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Care Quality Commission review has found “undignified and inhumane” care in some hospital settings providing complex care for autistic people, and people with a learning disability and/or mental health condition.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th October 2020

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CQC report: Care of people with learning disabilities ‘inhumane’ – BBC News

‘Too many hospitals for people with learning disabilities or autism are providing poor care which is, at times, undignified and inhumane, the care regulator for England has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2020

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Met police restraint contributed to death of mentally ill man, jury finds – The Guardian

‘The police’s inappropriate use of restraints on a mentally ill man contributed to his death, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2020

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Met Police ‘four times more likely’ to use force on black people – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2020 in London, minorities, news, police, restraint, statistics by sally

‘Metropolitan Police officers are four times more likely to use force against black people compared with the white population, new figures have suggested.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2020

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Parents of man who died after police restraint challenge delay over Seni’s law – The Guardian

‘The parents of a young black man who died after being restrained in a mental health hospital are asking why a law passed in his name almost two years ago has not yet been enacted by the government.’

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The Guardian,, 20th July 2020

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Prisons watchdog finds children ‘routinely handcuffed’ – BBC News

‘Detainees, including children, are still being routinely handcuffed in custody in a practice described as “inappropriate and very concerning”.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2020

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Pain-inducing restraint in child custody must be exception – MoJ review – The Guardian

‘Pain-inducing restraint techniques should only be used on children in custody as an “absolute exception” to save life or prevent serious harm, a long-awaited review has concluded, though it has stopped short of calling for an outright ban.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2020

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‘A black man’s life is not valued’: attack on year-long delay of UK police death inquiry – The Guardian

‘An official review into the death of a black man who was punched repeatedly by police, beaten with a baton and Tasered has been delayed for the last year because investigators have yet to obtain a transcript of the inquest.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2020

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