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10th Families & Friends Demo: 2008
On the last Saturday of October, every year for the last nine years, there has been a gathering in London of the friends and family of those who have been killed while in the custody of the state. Clip courtesy of Justice4Paps
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Ann Sanderson, aged 37, was shot by a police marksman after a stand-off in a Kent market town and died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The family of the youngest child to die in custody in recent history had thought that he had been on suicide watch.
Babar AhmadÂ Â NEW
The UK High Court heard that Babar Ahmad was subjected to “serious, gratuitous, prolonged, unjustified violence” and “religious abuse” after his arrest by anti-terror police.
Blair was killed on 23rd April 1979 by members of the Metropolitan Policeâs Special Patrol Group while he was attending an anti-Nazi demonstration in West London.
Christopher AlderÂ Â (BBC Radio 4 Recording)Â Â NEW
The body of Christopher Alder, a former soldier who died in police custody in 1998, has been found in a mortuary where it had been thought the body of Grace Kamara had been lying.Â Dr John Troyer, Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath, describes his shock at hearing about the case.
On 4th May 1969, the body of David Oluwale was pulled from the River Aire in Leeds. Two years later two police officers were prosecuted for involvement in his death.
The family of Demetre Fraser, a 21-year old black man, are seeking answers from police after he allegedly fell to his death from a Birmingham tower block on 31st May 2011. It was reported that police officers visited Demetre at the flat where he was staying on the night he died.