Thousands of people are expected to join a ‘campaign for justice’ march through the streets of Birmingham next month in support of Kingsley Burrell who died in March following contact with police. It follows a similar march held in London on April 16 over the death of Smiley Culture, Burrell and others, and to demand an end to deaths in police custody. Details here >
Burrell’s family said the father of two called West Midlands police for help, was admitted to a mental health unit, then later transferred to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, where he was pronounced dead four days later on March 31.
No explanation has yet been given as to how and why the 29-year-old died. His family says he had no history of mental health problems and was in good health. Yet family members said he arrived at hospital with physical injuries.
Another inquest hearing is due to take place tomorrow (June 3) at Birmingham Coroner’s Court.
His sister Kadisha Brown-Burrell said: “As a family we are anxious for the coroner to release the body so we can say goodbye properly to Kingsley. The past two months have been extremely traumatic, especially for his two young children, but we have had tremendous support from so many people.