Month: September 2013

Tippa Naphtali & Sieta Lambrias - Sept 2013 by Saqib Deshmukh

Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign marks a decade of struggle

The family of Mikey Lloyd Powell have commemorated his life 10 years after his death at the hands of West Midlands Police by holding a candlelit vigil at the police headquarters in Central Birningham, and holding an inspirational after-event at The African MCaribbean Millenium Centre. The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice was established by the family of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey), a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah.

Police Officers On Duty

‘Who Polices The Police?’

Nearly a year ago, an inquest jury at Southwark Coroner’s Court gave a damning verdict about the death of Sean Rigg in Brixton Police Station back on 21 August 2008. The jury of ordinary citizens were highly critical stating that the police failures to respond to initial 999 calls were ’unacceptable and inappropriate‘ and that the ’level of force used on Sean Rigg whilst he was restrained was unsuitable‘.