A Panorama investigation has raised concerns about a police watchdog’s probe into the death of Habib Ullah – who suffered a cardiac arrest during a ‘stop-and-search’ in High Wycombe in 2008. The dad-of-three died after being restrained by police officers who were trying to force a package of drugs out of his mouth in Sharrow Vale.
Month: November 2012
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The IAP have published their statistical analysis of all recorded deaths in state custody between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2011. This is the second year the IAP has collated all recorded deaths in state custody which have been broken down by ethnicity, gender, age, cause of death, custodial settings and presented together in one single format.
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A jury has said a man, who was shot five times and tasered by the police, is not guilty of attacking officers because he was mentally ill at the time. George Asare, from Forest Hill, south-east London, was found not guilty of attempted Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) with intent and affray earlier today (2 November 2012).
At the beginning of 2012 the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg stated that the government ‘completely condemns torture and inhumane treatment’ and that ‘we never support it or ask other people to do it on our behalf.’
A verdict of misadventure has been recorded at an inquest into the death of a 23-year-old man in police custody. Meanwhile, an investigation by a police watchdog said failings by the Gwent force did not contribute to Lee Donovan’s death in 2008.
On Saturday 27 October, over 500 people gathered to march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street for the annual United Families and Friends Campaign remembrance procession for those that have died in state custody.