Month: October 2011

Protest against UK deaths in police custody

Once again, this year, like every year hundreds gathered for the annual march against deaths in police custody in Britain. Most of those here are family members who say they have lost loved ones at the hands of the police. Like the family of Sean Riggs who died on 21 August 2008. A 40-year old musician, he was arrested in the street by four officers and taken to a nearby police station. He was placed in a metal cage in the yard. 20 minutes later he was dead.

On The Web (Issue 19)

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Testing Body Camera

FIT Watch: watching the watchers

The Metropolitan police’s forward intelligence teams (Fits) have been around for more than a decade, and senior officers say they are a vital tool in keeping tabs on protesters. Amateur spies who oppose police surveillance are a more recent feature at demonstrations.

IAP publish their analysis of custody deaths from 2000-2010

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP) has today published their statistical analysis of all recorded deaths in state custody between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2011. This represents an important piece of work for the Panel as this is the first time that all recorded deaths in state custody will be broken down by ethnicity, gender, age and cause of death, and presented together in a single format.