Deaths following police contact & in custody

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Dorset coroner raises concerns over acute behavioural disturbance death

A senior coroner has raised concerns about how ambulance staff deal with people suffering from acute behavioural disturbances after the death of a company director in Dorset.<p>Doug Oak, 35, who was described by his family as loving and kind-hearted, was restrained by police in Poole after being …

Emergency Medicine

Mark Duggan's family lose new inquest appeal

<b>The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots across England in 2011, have lost a new legal challenge against the conclusion his death was lawful.</b><p>In 2014, an inquest jury found the 29 year old was lawfully killed by armed police in Tottenham, north London.<p>Mr Duggan's mother, Pamela, wants …

North London

Suicides in immigration detention centres kept 'state secret' by Home Office, MPs told

Self-inflicted deaths in removal centres are being kept a “state secret” by the Home Office, according to the expert commissioned by the government …

Depression

Police custody deaths hit 10-year high, with experts citing austerity

Police custody deaths have hit their highest level in a decade with police, campaigners and experts warning that austerity and a crisis in mental health services have driven the figure up.<p>A total of 23 people died in or after detention in 2017-18, according to official figures released by the …

Mental Health

‘Accidental death’ of young black Londoner under police restraint. Rashan Charles EXPLAINER

Police video evidence missing. Former long-serving Metropolitan Police officers presented as “independent” experts. Coroner gives contentious …

Police Taser may have contributed to Falmouth man's death

<b>Police use of a Taser may have contributed to the death of a father-of-two, a coroner's court has heard.</b><p>Marc Cole, 30, from Falmouth, Cornwall, had self-inflicted knife injuries when he died on 23 May 2017.<p>A pre-inquest hearing on Tuesday was told Mr Cole's death was "sudden and unexpected".<p>A …

Harrowing video footage shows death in custody of Aboriginal man

Shocking video footage of the death in custody of an Indigenous Australian man has been aired in court for the first time, depicting five officers restraining a man who said 12 times that he could not breathe.<p>David Dungay Jr died in 2016 while he was being held down by officers in a Sydney jail.<p>An …

Unarmed black man tased by police in the back while sitting on a curb

A Pennsylvania mayor has responded to a viral video showing a police officer tasing an unarmed black man who was siting down on a sidewalk curb in …

Rashan Charles: Medic says 20-year-old ‘could have been saved’

An expert medical witness said Rashan Charles’ life could have possibly been saved had CPR been started sooner.

Rashan Charles: Police restraint death 'accidental' - BBC News

<b>The death of a man who was restrained by a police officer was accidental, an inquest has found.</b><p>Rashan Charles, 20, died in hospital after police chased him into a shop in Dalston, east London, on 22 July 2017.<p>A jury at St Pancras Coroner's Court found the officer used "justified" force against Mr …

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

Charity had threatened legal action over rules on escorting children to secure homes<p>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.<p>MoJ figures show there were 97 …

Rashan Charles inquest: officer failed to follow safety rules

The police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before he died has admitted he failed to follow some of the safety rules relating to such incidents.<p>Charles died aged 20 on 22 July last year after restraint by Metropolitan police officers in Hackney, east London.<p>The officer, who chased Charles into …

East London

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The secret executions in Europe's 'last dictatorship'

<b>When the guards come, these inmates never know if it is for the last time. On death row in Belarus, the only country in Europe that still uses the death penalty, they are never told when they will be executed. And when it happens, it is all kept as a state secret.</b><p>For the 10 months he spent on death …

The woman who watched 300 executions in Texas

<b>Texas has executed far more people than any other US state, and one former employee of the state has watched hundreds of executions unfold. She speaks to Ben Dirs about the profound effect that had on her.</b><p>It is 18 years since Michelle Lyons watched Ricky McGinn die. But it still makes her cry.<p>When …

Fatal encounters: 97 deaths point to pattern of border agent violence across America

In the last 15 years, agents with Customs and Border Protection have used deadly force in states up to 160 miles from the border, from Maine to California<p>For six long years the family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez have been caught in a legal saga seeking justice for the 16-year-old who was killed …

Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall Police faces prosecution following 2012 death of Thomas Orchard

24 April 2018<p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today informed the family of Thomas Orchard of its decision to bring a Health and Safety …

Lewisham custody death man 'beloved role model'

<b>A man who died after being restrained by police was a "father figure and a role model", his family said.</b><p>Kevin Clarke, 35, "appeared to be having a mental health crisis" when police were called to a road in Catford, south-east London, on March 9.<p>He died in hospital later that day.<p>An investigation by …

Man 'bites dog' minutes before death in Cambridge shop restraint

<b>A man bit a "clump of fur" out of a dog's neck minutes before he died while being restrained in a convenience store, an inquest has heard.</b><p>Clive Beeson, 46, of Dudley Road, Cambridge, was found unresponsive at the One Stop shop in Fen Ditton, in December, 2014.<p>The hearing, at Peterborough town hall, …

Video Shows Sacramento Police Shooting Unarmed Black Man In Grandparents' Backyard

Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark, a father of two who was unarmed, in the backyard of his grandparents' home on Sunday night.<p>"The only thing that I heard was pow, pow, pow, pow, and I got to the ground," Sequita Thompson, Clark's grandmother, told <i>The Sacramento</i> …

Police Shootings

Jailhouse video shows deputies watching, laughing as inmate dies

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Jailhouse video reveals California sheriff’s deputies watching and sometimes laughing as a schizophrenic man who had been …

San Luis Obispo

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Worker lauded for inviting teen with autism to help him stock supermarket<p>Good Samaritans join police in dramatic car fire rescue: Video<p>Officer …

Man dies after being restrained by police during 'mental health crisis'

The police watchdog is investigating after a man having been restrained by officers.<p>Scotland Yard said police were called to Polsted Road in …

Former rugby league player jailed after 50-minute police chase in which he was Tasered six times

A rugby player who fought off police officers for nearly an hour despite being Tasered six times has been jailed for 23 months.<p>Former rugby league star Scott Moore, was repeatedly hit with the 50,000 volt stun gun.<p>But the 30-year-old, whose playing career was chequered with indiscipline, repeatedly …

INTRODUCTION

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Personal Data

Carl Bibby death: Inquest criticises police 999 call

<b>A man who died while being held by police was restrained properly but officers failed to report how seriously ill he was, an inquest has found.</b><p>Neighbours who heard screaming called police over concerns for the safety of Carl Bibby, 38, an alcoholic with learning difficulties.<p>He stopped breathing …

Exclusive: watchdog urges charges over death in custody

Gross misconduct charges against five Met officers recommended after death of musician Sean Rigg<p>The police watchdog has said that five officers should face gross misconduct charges over the death of Sean Rigg, the Guardian has learned.<p>The allegations include claims of excessive force being used …

Call to lift secrecy around police Taser use after mentally ill man's death

Civil liberties groups have demanded more transparency around the police use of Tasers after a mentally ill man died during a police arrest in Sydney on Sunday.<p>Stephen Blanks, the president of the New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, said NSW police had not released updated statistics …

Video shows Florida prison warden shooting inmate through cell door

Video has emerged of a corrections officer shooting an inmate suffering from mental health problems through a cell door at point-blank range.<p>Matthew …

Florida