Merseyside Police needs to review its training after a man’s drug-related death shortly after his arrest, the police watchdog has said. Antony Hughes, 27, of Knowsley, died in February 2012.
Month: January 2014
You learn as a barrister that it is usually very unwise to second-guess a jury. However unpalatable or surprising a verdict might be, you respect a jury’s conclusions and you move on. But, in the days following the verdict of lawful killing in the Mark Duggan inquest, two people have explained to me in compelling terms why they find that so difficult in this case.
The power of film to document stories, inspire action and agitate for change has run hand in hand with revolutionary cells, social struggles and mass movements. One of the critical points of our current situation is a rupture within our communities that prevents the support of independent media producers.
The family of an Exeter man who died after being restrained in police custody have met with the minister with responsibility for mental health services. Thomas Orchard’s family joined those of three other young men who died following restraint by police for what was described as a “highly significant meeting” with Norman Lamb.
A police marksman who shot dead an unarmed man will not face charges, prosecutors announced on Thursday, prompting fury from the dead man’s family, who said the decision showed there was “no justice in this country”.
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