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Street triage team to tackle mental health emergencies

Street triage team to tackle mental health emergencies

A scheme has started to ensure people with mental health issues in the West Midlands are kept out of custody and receive the right treatment. The Street Triage scheme will…

Care not Custody is a promise worth keeping

Care not Custody is a promise worth keeping

We welcome the announcement of the government's determination to keep its Care not Custody promise (Hopes mental health nurses in courts will cut reoffending rates, 4 January). However, we note…

Dismissal sought in Ethan Saylor lawsuit

Dismissal sought in Ethan Saylor lawsuit

A man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three Frederick County sheriff's deputies contributed to his own asphyxiation by resisting arrest after refusing to leave a theater…

IPCC reopens Sean Rigg custody death probe

IPCC reopens Sean Rigg custody death probe

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has reopened its investigation into the death of a man in custody. Sean Rigg, 40, who had schizophrenia, died at Brixton police station, south…

IPCC outlines scope of investigation into death of Leon Briggs

IPCC outlines scope of investigation into death of Leon Briggs

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has outlined the parameters of its investigation into the death of Leon Briggs. Mr Briggs, 39, died on November 4 after he was restrained…

Why are so many mentally ill children held in prison?

Why are so many mentally ill children held in prison?

Jeremy Hunt is right to advocate the importance of work experience for politicians as well as managers in the NHS; the health secretary really should try a night in the…

INQUEST calls for action on ‘depressing regularity’ of deaths in custody

INQUEST calls for action on ‘depressing regularity’ of deaths in custody

Concerns over the ‘disproportionate use of restraint’ on vulnerable people suffering from mental illnesses have been raised by a leading charity. INQUEST is calling for urgent action to put a…

Brother of Thomas Orchard welcomes “seriousness” of charges being considered

Brother of Thomas Orchard welcomes “seriousness” of charges being considered

The Crown Prosecution Service has told the family of Thomas Orchard they are considering charges ranging from manslaughter by an unlawful act, manslaughter by gross negligence, corporate manslaughter, perverting the…