Rashan Charles investigation finds officer’s failings were not deliberate – Independent Office for Police Conduct

‘An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the incident in east London in July 2017 in which Rashan Charles died has found that the performance of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer who restrained Mr Charles fell short of expected standards.’

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Independent Office for Police Conduct, 15th August 2018

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Rashan Charles: why ex-Met officer great-uncle rejects inquest verdict – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, inquests, London, mental health, news, police, restraint by sally

‘Rod Charles understands the issue of police constraint more than most. He is a retired chief inspector, having served for 30 years. He is also the great-uncle of Rashan Charles, 20, who died in an incident involving restraint by a police officer last July.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2018

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Immigrants being restrained during deportation ‘with little justification’, says prisons watchdog – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2018 in deportation, immigration, news, reports, restraint by tracey

‘Immigrants being deported from the UK are being strapped into restraint belts “with little justification”, according to a highly critical report on the use of chartered flights for forced removals.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2018

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Inquest jury condemns Surrey police over death of man placed in spit hood – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2018 in death in custody, inquests, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘A jury has found that Surrey police seriously failed in its duty of care to a 33-year-old labourer who was handcuffed, placed in leg restraints and had a spit hood placed over his head in the hours before he died.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2018

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MoJ to review use of pain-inducing restraint on young offenders – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2018 in Ministry of Justice, news, restraint, young offenders by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is launching a review of the use of pain-inducing restraint across all child prisons and escorting procedures after a children’s charity threatened legal action.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2018

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Nine police officers under investigation over death of mentally ill man restrained in custody – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2018 in death in custody, mental health, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘Nine police officers are being investigated over the death of a man who was taken to hospital after being restrained by police.’

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The Independent, 9th May 2018

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Sean Rigg custody death: Met directed to begin hearings – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2018 in death in custody, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘The police watchdog has directed the Met Police to begin gross misconduct hearings against five officers over the custody death of a mentally ill man. Sean Rigg, who had schizophrenia, died from cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008 after being restrained by officers. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said officers should face hearings over their actions.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2018

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‘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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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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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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Thousands of young people injured after being ‘restrained’ by officers – The Independent

‘Thousands of children and teenagers have been injured while being physically restrained in secure facilities, new figures have shown. Ministers have been urged to rethink heavy-handed techniques for restraining minors after official statistics revealed there have been more than 4,800 cases since 2010 where young people were hurt by being pinned down by officials.’

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The Independent, 13th November 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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G4S faces investigation over running of immigration detention centre where detainees were abused – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in detention, fraud, immigration, news, restraint, security companies by tracey

‘G4S faces an investigation over allegations it has been overcharging the Home Office to run a scandal-hit immigration detention centre where migrants have been abused and humiliated.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2017

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Rashan Charles: Officer involved in restraining man whose death sparked protests faces gross misconduct probe – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2017 in complaints, misfeasance in public office, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘The police officer who initially restrained a man whose death sparked violent street protests is being investigated for gross misconduct, the police watchdog has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th 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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Concern over Met police use of spit hoods on black detainees – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2017 in London, news, police, race discrimination, restraint, statistics, women by sally

‘Eight of the 11 women restrained with spit hoods by the Metropolitan police have been black, according to figures that show a racial disproportionality in the use of the devices since they were piloted and rolled out across custody suites in London police stations.’

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The Guardian, 2nd 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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IPCC says sorry to woman handcuffed in cell for 11 hours while pregnant – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in complaints, delay, misfeasance in public office, news, police, pregnancy, restraint by tracey

‘The police watchdog has apologised to a dying mother for investigative failings after she was stripped and handcuffed in a police cell for 11 hours while pregnant.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 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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Metropolitan Police use force disproportionately against black people in London, new statistics reveal – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in London, news, police, race discrimination, restraint, statistics, weapons by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police used force more than 12,600 times in just three months, with a disproportionate amount of incidents involving black people, new statistics have revealed.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2017

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