Outrage after suspicious custody death
Összeállította a különböző forrásokból származó
közzétett: 4Valaha Ward Egyesült Királyság - augusztus 2011
Minden hír frissítéseket ebben az esetben lesz sorolva lábánál ez a tétel
Kingsley Burrell, idős 27 éves, halt meg, mi jelenik meg rendkívül gyanús körülmények között Birminghamben. Úgy tűnik, hogy hívta a rendőrséget, miután megpróbált beszélni egy csoport fiatal, akik megfélemlítő neki és 5 éves fia. Ő később letartóztatták és fogva tartott maga mellett a Mental Health Act. Nap múlva az intenzív osztályon, majd meghalt.
It was reported that after calling police they arrived and claimed he was acting paranoid. They then detained him under the Mental Health Act taking him to Mary Seacole House Mental Health Unit where he was sectioned. His young son had claimed that the police beat his father on the way to the unit.
On the 30 March police were called by the unit’s staff over an incident which involved Kingsley. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for injuries where he died on 31st March 2011.
West Midlands Police have referred this case to the IPCC (Független Rendészeti Panasztestület Bizottság).
Kingsley’s sister, Kadisha Brown said that he had no history of mental illness and that when she insisted on seeing him he had “…three massive bumps and a swelling to the head and the brain.”
The family were angry that in the weeks after his death an explanation had not been given as to how and why he died.
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.
Kingsley’s family believe he was also beaten en route to the hospital. Speaking to The Voice Newspaper, his sister Kadisha said: “My brother was in a gangland area and he called the police because he was with his five-year-old son and was worried for their safety. He had seen some men he believed were out to get him.
“But when they came they said he was paranoid. Viszont, CCTV footage proves otherwise. He was taken to a mental hospital and en route he was beaten up by the police, and his son witnessed it. His son told us that the police beat his dad.”
“When I went to see him he had three massive bumps and a swelling to the head and the brain,” she continued. “The only reason they allowed us to see him is because we insisted. After this visit he was refused the right to see us and later taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital, where he was put on life support machine.”
An archdeacon, bishop and pastor have put their support behind the campaigns group who say that this case needs to be addressed at the highest levels. It highlights a disturbing trend in black service users who have lost their lives after contact with the police, it says.