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Police watchdog submits evidence to CPS over death of man in custody

Police watchdog submits evidence to CPS over death of man in custody

The police watchdog has sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service over the actions of seven police officers and detention staff following the death of a man while in…

Executing the intellectually disabled: a stronger prohibition

Executing the intellectually disabled: a stronger prohibition

On 21 February 1978, Freddie Hall and his accomplice, kidnapped, raped and murdered a young woman, and in a separate incident, killed a sheriff’s deputy.…

Sean Rigg Death: Five officers to be investigated

Sean Rigg Death: Five officers to be investigated

The police watchdog is to investigate five officers involved in the arrest of a man who died while in custody in south London.The independent police complaints commission has reopened its…

Commission launches inquiry into non-natural deaths of people with mental health conditions

Commission launches inquiry into non-natural deaths of people with mental health conditions

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched an inquiry into the non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions who die while being detained by the state. The…

Leon Briggs investigation: IPCC reveals third probe for officers ‘likely’

Leon Briggs investigation: IPCC reveals third probe for officers ‘likely’

Five police officers and two detention officers remain under investigation and are “likely” to be interviewed for a third time as the IPCC continues its enquiries into the death of…

Sean Rigg death: Met officer suspended after request to resign reversed

Sean Rigg death: Met officer suspended after request to resign reversed

Scotland Yard has been forced into a humiliating reversal of a decision to allow the retirement of an officer accused of covering up the maltreatment of a a mentally ill…

US: Ethan Saylor becomes national symbol for law enforcement failures

US: Ethan Saylor becomes national symbol for law enforcement failures

Ethan Saylor, the young man with Down syndrome who died during his 2013 arrest by three off-duty Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, has become a national symbol for how law enforcement…

Sean Rigg custody death: ‘Criminal charges to be considered’

Sean Rigg custody death: ‘Criminal charges to be considered’

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against two arresting officers after a man died in custody. Sean Rigg, 40, who had schizophrenia,…