source: Daily Record
published: 30 August 2015
Sheku Bayoh’s family fear investigators will whitewash his death in police custody by blaming a controversial medical condition.
They are furious after discovering an inquiry team have commissioned reports from experts in excited delirium – a contentious condition blamed by police forces in America and England for previous deaths.
Sheku’s family say they fear the move by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner signals an attempt to blame the condition for his death on May 3 after being restrained by up to nine officers in a street near his home in Fife.
Doctors have questioned whether excited delirium – which is not taught to medical students – is even a genuine condition.