Deaths following police contact & in custody

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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.

Medicine

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 …

Crime

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 …

Crime

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

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 by a US border patrol agent who fired 16 times from Arizona into Mexico.<p>Ending criminal proceedings that have dragged on since 2012, a jury last week …

Immigration

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

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today informed the family of Thomas Orchard of its decision to bring a Health and Safety prosecution against …

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> …

Law Enforcement

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 …

Crime

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Crime

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 …

Crime

INTRODUCTION

<b>AUTHOR(S):</b><p>Roger A. Mitchell Jr. MD,District of Columbia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner<p>Roles: Project conception and/or design, data …

Clinical Trials

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 …

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 …

Crime

NSW Council for Civil Liberties says force has not released statistics about stun gun use for six years<p>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 …

Law Enforcement

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 …

Civil Rights

Man dies after being arrested in Sydney

Officers were called to a street in Newtown after a man, who was being held under the Mental Health Act, fled a nearby hospital, NSW Police said in a …

Crime

Review follows concerns raised at inquiry into fatal shooting of unarmed man in Cheshire<p>A national review into the planning of firearms operations has been launched following concerns raised at an inquiry into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.<p>A police-led taskforce, which formed in August, is …

Manchester

Clinical care and complicity with torture

• Zackary Berger, associate professor1 2,<br>• Leonard S Rubenstein, senior scientist2 32 3,<br>• Matthew DeCamp, assistant professor1 21 2<p>1Johns Hopkins School of …

Adrenergic and metabolic effects of electrical weapons: review and meta-analysis of human data. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>Electronic control with the CEW (conducted electrical weapon) has gained widespread acceptance as the preferred force option due to its …

The pathology of torture

Abstract<p>Detainees may be subjected to torture and extra-judicial execution by State actors and terrorists. But, the pathology of torture has not been …

Tasers used 58 times in mental health settings

<b>Police drew, aimed or fired Tasers in mental health hospitals, wards, and clinics 58 times in the first six months of figures being recorded.</b><p>The government says a Taser should be a last resort - but campaigners say they should never be used in such settings.<p>The data, from 43 UK area forces, covers …

Police Tasered Bristol man with mental age of seven

<b>A disabled man was Tasered by police and charged with assaulting an officer in a case that collapsed when his mother discovered CCTV of the incident.</b><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the footage showed "rather different" events to those claimed by Avon and Somerset Police.<p>The police watchdog …

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