Thanks to our dedicated volunteer team and input from other parties, we have added new case profiles to the website.
Our broad purpose is to provide a one-stop-resource for profiles, news, and event details, useful information, appeals, and more in relation to deaths and abuse whilst in custody; including the death penalty, other injustices and human rights abuses in the UK and internationally.
Please Note: Not all cases listed here occurred recently. We are continuously adding to profiles featured on this website.
Jody McIntyre, a disabled man attending a protest against student cuts, was tipped out of his chair and dragged across a road and was hit with a baton. Initially a police probe found officers were right to remove him from the wheelchair based on the “perceived risk” to him.
Missing documents that sparked the collapse of a corruption case – in which officers were accused of fitting up three men for the murder of a prostitute – were found intact, despite claims they had been shredded. Police were accused of fabricating a case which led to the wrongful jailing of three men for the murder of Lynette in 1988.
Philmore Mills was admitted to the intensive care unit at Wexham Park Hospital on 21 December 2011, and moved on Christmas Eve to a respiratory ward. In the early hours of Tuesday 27 December, an incident occurred in which hospital security and then police were called. Mr Mills was handcuffed to the rear and restrained.
The family of a man who died after being arrested by police won a £324,000 payout from Scotland Yard but no apology. Richard O’Brien, 37, died in April 1994 after being pinned to the ground by three officers who said they were arresting him for being drunk and disorderly.
Victor Massey died at King’s Mill Hospital, Nottinghamshire, in August 2006 while being treated with powerful painkillers for pancreatitis. A jury heard he locked himself in a shower room and threatened police. In a narrative verdict, the jury said use of CS spray was inappropriate and restraint methods affected his ability to breathe.
A man who stabbed himself in the abdomen has died after being tasered by police officers. Philip Hulmes, 53, was hit with electric probes from the stun gun after barricading himself in his home in Over Hulton, near Bolton, on Tuesday night. It is thought a concerned relative called police to the house at 8.30pm.
Hank has been on Texas death row since 1995 for a 1993 murder he steadfastly has said he did not commit. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1995 for killing his live-in girlfriend, Twila Busby, and her two adult sons a crime he has always claimed he didn’t commit.
Death row inmate Charles Singleton, 44, died by lethal injection at the Cummins Unit Prison near Varner, Arkansas on Tuesday, January 6. Singleton was convicted of the 1979 stabbing death of Mary Lou York, and had spent 23 years on death row.
James, 42, was executed by lethal injection in March 2003 in Texas for the attempted rape and murder of a woman. In his appeals, his lawyers argued that his trial was unconstitutional because Colburn was heavily medicated with antipsychotic drugs, rendering him incompetent to stand trial.
Kelsey Patterson, 50, was executed by lethal injection on 18 May 2004 in Huntsville, Texas for the murder of two people. Most of Patterson’s appeals questioned his competency to be executed due his mental health.
Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest on 26 February 2012. Zimmerman, the community’s self appointed “neighborhood watch leader,” called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. Protestors were angered by the time it took to charge Zimmerman for the murder.