source: Socialist Worker
published: 1 November 2016
Some 400 people joined a procession last Saturday to commemorate those who have died in police custody. The march was organised by the United Families and Friends Campaign. The number of families and campaigns grows each year as the number of deaths increases. It currently stands at 1,578 since 1990, according to charity INQUEST.
The demonstration moved from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street, where it heard from some of the justice campaigns. Watch Video Here >
People criticised the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the procedure for investigating deaths in mental health facilities.
Sean Rigg died in police custody in Brixton, south London, in 2008. His sister Marcia said, “Too many people are dying in mental health settings.
Following his ruling, Judge Griffen took part in an anti-death penalty protest outside the Governor’s Mansion organized by his church to mark Good Friday. In addition to being a judge, Griffen is an ordained Baptist minister. Read more
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