Deaths following police contact & in custody

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NPCC Questions and Answers on Conducted Energy Devices (aka Taser)

The Police Chiefs' Blog<p>Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Police funding: do we have the resources we need?<p>Cmdr Matt Twist: Use of force data is a great step …

Policing

Quantifying underreporting of law-enforcement-related deaths in United States vital statistics and news-media-based data sources: A capture–recapture analysis

by Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull, Nancy KriegerBackgroundPrior research suggests that United States governmental sources …

Research

Da Costa death: five Met officers investigated for misconduct

Restraint and care police gave 25-year-old in east London may have fallen below professional standards, IPCC says<p>Five police officers are being investigated for alleged misconduct over the detention of a man who later died, the police watchdog has said.<p>The officers are to be told their handling of …

Policing

Six police cleared over death of man restrained in London hospital

Olaseni Lewis, 23, died three days after he was restrained for more than 30 minutes by police at Bethlem Royal hospital<p>Six police officers involved in the death of a man subjected to “excessive” and prolonged restraint at a mental hospital in London have been cleared of wrongdoing over his death.<p>PC …

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Portishead shooting: Man dies after police surround car

<b>A man has died in a shooting involving armed police at a junction of the M5 motorway near Bristol.</b><p>Officers fired shots at a car on the Portbury Hundred (A369) near junction 19 for Portishead at about 09:30 BST, an eyewitness told the BBC.<p>Avon and Somerset Police said it acted following reports of a …

Policing

Dalian Atkinson: worries over postmortem delay decision over charges

Decision as to whether police should face charges over death of former footballer has been delayed over postmortem concerns<p>A decision over whether police officers should face charges over the death of a former footballer who collapsed after being hit with a stun gun has been delayed because of …

Crime

IPCC: police had series of chances to help man who died after arrest

James Herbert, 25, who had mental health problems, died after being restrained by officers and then left naked in a cell<p>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 …

Policing

Shock Tactics: Explore how Tasers work in this @Reuters interactive

Shock Tactics: Inside the Taser, the weapon that transformed policing

Policing

Psychosis Mimics: ED Differential Diagnosis and Keys to Management

<b>Authors: David Cisewski, MD (@dhcisewski, EM Resident Physician, Icahn SoM at Mount Sinai) and Courtney Cassella, MD (@Corablacas, EM Resident</b> …

Medicine

Monitoring Detention, Custody, Torture and Ill-treatment: A Practical Approach to Prevention and Documentation

Features<p>Covers civilian and military situations<br>• Includes signs and what to look for in suspected cases of ill-treatment, abuse, and torture<br>• Provides …

Families of people who died in police custody failed by system – report

Report ordered by Theresa May in 2015 will recommend far-reaching reforms to police, justice system and health service<p>• Four black men die. Did police actions play a part?<p>A long-awaited unpublished official report into deaths in police custody says families who have lost loved ones have been failed …

Policing

Deaths in police custody 'could have been avoided'

<b>Poor healthcare in police custody has harmed patients and resulted in preventable deaths, experts claim.</b><p>The standard of treatment has rapidly declined and left people at high risk, doctors told a BBC investigation.<p>A move to transfer commissioning and funding decisions from police and crime …

Health Care

Deaths of black men in custody pose challenge on ‘Stephen Lawrence level’

One family is calling for officers to be suspended. Now new witness accounts have been revealed<p>The family of a black man who died after being restrained by police are launching a campaign this week for the officers involved to be suspended pending investigations.<p>The campaign, to be launched on …

Policing

FLASH BALL IMPACTS at 50,000 fps

Flash Ball® - Verney Carron

Less lethal weapon, designed for private use it may also be used by professionals, as well as the different forces confronted with law enforcement …

Flash-ball

<b>Flash-Ball</b> is a registered trademark for a nominally non-lethal hand-held weapon used mainly by law enforcement officers in riot situations as an …

US justice is built to humiliate and oppress black men. It starts with the chokehold...

The author of the acclaimed Chokehold: Policing Black Men writes on how the system treats African Americans with contempt: ‘If police patrolled white areas as they do poor black neighborhoods, there would be a revolution’<p>Chokehold: a maneuver in which a person’s neck is tightly gripped in a way …

Justice

INQUEST responds to IPCC annual statistics for deaths during or following police contact in England and Wales 2016/17

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Police Chiefs Defend 'Respect' After Trump Appears To Endorse Brutality

The International Association of Police Chiefs sends out a timely lesson on use of force.<p>Law enforcement officials from around the world released a statement in apparent response to President Donald Trump’s speech Friday to cops in New York in which he appeared to encourage police brutality.<p>After …

Policing

Protesters block Dalston road over Rashan Charles death – video

One police officer was injured following clashes with protesters in Dalston, east London on Friday, and police made one arrest. Dozens of people had gathered outside the shop where Charles was restrained by police officers who had been chasing him in the early hours of Saturday 22 July. Charles, …

Policing

Number of deaths in police road chases and shootings highest in over a decade

Six people were killed in police shootings in 2016-17, highest figure since 2004, while 28 people died in police pursuits<p>The number of people killed in police road chases or shot dead by officers in 2016-17 was the highest in more than a decade.<p>Six people were killed in police shootings during the …

Policing

Rashan Charles: Man dies after being chased and arrested by London police, sparking independent investigation

A man has died after being chased and apprehended by police in a shop in east London, sparking an independent investigation.<p>The Independent Police …

Justine Damond: Minneapolis police 'heard loud sound' before shooting

<b>A Minneapolis police officer whose partner shot an Australian woman was "startled by a loud sound" just before the incident, investigators say.</b><p>Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, was gunned down after calling police to report a possible crime.<p>On a police radio recording, an officer mentions …

Policing

Taser Taser: Alternative Force

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Amber Rudd urged to publish report on deaths in police custody

Report from review set up by Theresa May in 2015 was due last summer but Home Office has yet to set date for release<p>The home secretary has been accused of sitting on a report from a critical inquiry into deaths in police custody.<p>A coalition of community and human rights groups want Amber Rudd to …

Amber Rudd

The Fight Flight Freeze Response

Too many people are dying in police custody – this is why we need a separate 999 helpline for mental health crises

It's Mental Health Awareness Week, and it’s high time we prioritise making “mental health crisis” an available option when we dial 999. We all need …