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Mark Duggan, 29, was shot by officers on 9th August 2011 in Tottenham, London. Mr Duggan, whose shooting by police sparked London’s riots, did not fire a shot at police officers before they killed him, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.
Michael Powell: New laws for police custody
Police and other authorities can now be prosecuted over deaths in custody in England, Scotland and Wales. Legislation which has now come into effect means police forces, the MoD, UK Border Agency and private firms managing people held in custody can be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter.
Cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, died following his restraint and arrest by police officers from Thornhill Road police station, Birmingham, in September 2003.
The family of a Kingston University student who died at a psychiatric hospital in Beckenham following voluntary admission, has called for the IPCC to investigate the circumstances into his death. Olaseni was taken by ambulance to Mayday Hospital where brain stem death was confirmed following tests on 3 and 4 September 2010.
A collection of video’s of the actual shooting and many of the events and developments that followed the shooting of Oscar Grant. 22 year old Oscar was gunned down by a BART police officer on the morning of New Year’s Day.
Paul Day, aged 31, of Basildon, Essex, had been serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence for robberies. after enduring verbal abuse and having urine thrown at him, he committed suicide in Frankland Prison.
25-year-old Ricky died after being arrested following a street stop-and-search in Brixton, London in 2001. This short film covering the protest explains in detail what happened to Ricky the night he died.
In July 2006 two police officers accused of beating Robin when he ignored their orders to get out of a car were cleared of assault
Rodney Reed (The State Vs Reed)
State vs. Reed” is a 60 minute documentary that explores an explosive capital murder trial in Texas that has resulted in a questionable death penalty conviction of Reed.
Rodney Glen King , an African-American taxi driver, became famous after his violent arrest by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was videotaped by a bystander, George Holliday
A High Court judge has formally quashed an inquest verdict that a mentally ill man was unlawfully killed by police
Sean Bell was killed in November 2006 when NYC officers opened fire as he left a strip club where he had spent his stag night celebrations
Two police officers from Stoke Newington police station north London arrested 34 year old Shiji Lapite early on 16th December 1994. During a struggle, one officer applied a neck hold and the other kicked Mr Lapite in the head. Half an hour later he was dead from suspected asphyxiation.
Stephen Lawrence was murdered because of the colour of his skin. No one has ever been punished for his murder
Troy Davis was executed in September 2011, even though there were grave doubts about his guilt. Part One “The Investigation” gives a thorough explanation of the case as well as the many problems with how the crime was investigated.
Zahid was left alone in a prison cell with his racist killer, Robert Stewart, who battered him to death with a wooden table leg.