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Last Updated: 29 December 2016

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605 case profiles and tributes are now featured on this website.

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Youth Cases UK:

NameCase Summaries
James HerbertJames Herbert, aged 25, died on 10 June 2010 after being left naked on the floor of a police cell in Somerset. He had been detained under the Mental Health Act after being seen acting strangely in a street in Wells, Somerset, in the summer of 2010.
Timothy EvansThere have undoubtedly been many miscarriages of justice in our legal system over the years, But none of them is quite as tragic as the conviction of 26-year-old Welshman, Timothy Evans. Timothy was hanged on 9 March 1950 for the killing of his daughter.
Vikki ThompsonVikki Thompson, aged at 21; a vulnerable transgender women, was sent to an all-male prison (HMP Armley in Leeds) despite being at risk off self-harm. She took her own life on 13 November 2015. She had threatened to kill herself if she was sent to a male prison.

Adult Cases UK:

NameCase Summary
Boniface UmaleOn 24 March 2013, Boniface Umale aged 38, took his own life whilst in HMP Durham where he was being held on remand. He was due to face trial on rape and three counts of sexual assault and had expressed concerns about his future prior to his death.
Duncan TomlinDuncan Tomlin, aged 32, died on 29 July 2014, after spending two days in a coma following an incident with officers. Neighbours had called the police after mistaking his shouting (that was normal behaviour during his partial seizures) as a domestic incident.
Martine BrandonMartine Brandon, 48, died after committing suicide just 18 hours after being arrested on the 1November 2014. She was arrested in the town centre of Eastleigh after she was found wielding a large knife in an agitated state.

All Cases Abroad:

NameCase Summary
Alton SterlingAlton Sterling, a 37-year-old man, was shot dead by Louisiana police officers in the state capital Bolton Rouge on 5 July 2016. In his last few seconds of life, Alton was completely immobile after the officers had pinned him to the floor.
Caroline SmallOn 18 June 2010 mother of two, Caroline Small aged 35, was sat behind the wheel of her Buick Century with nowhere to turn after a car chase with law enforcement. Police vehicles flanked her on both sides of a shallow ditch.
Eduardo de Jesus10-year-old Eduardo was killed on the 2 April 2015 during what is understood to have been a military-style police operation. He was shot outside his front door. The incident occurred in Alemão, one of the largest favelas in Rio.
Michael BrownOn 9 August 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead a short distance from his home in Ferguson – Missouri, by white police officer Darren Wilson. This event sparked riots throughout Ferguson as well as across the whole of the United States.
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