At a pre-inquest review today, it was revealed that fresh toxicology results are needed, as samples for the ongoing investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, may have been compromised.
Month: September 2017
Madgiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police — friends and neighbors have said Sanchez was killed after police yelled at him to drop a metal pipe he was holding. However Sanchez, who was deaf, couldn’t hear the police.
In Solitary, his new book (University of California Press) about prisons, prisoners and their keepers, Terry Allen Kupers has his eyes on readers who aren’t prisoners and who have probably rarely if ever been locked up behind bars.
The chair of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has opened proceedings with a statement delivered in central London. The inquiry will have two phases that will run simultaneously.
Forty years after police killed Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko, no one has been prosecuted. That’s despite five officers being denied amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Saturday (9 Sept 2017) marked the 53rd anniversary of the death of anti-apartheid activist Sulaymaniyah “Babla” Saloojee, who, like Ahmed Timol, died while in the custody of the apartheid-era security police.
The prosecutor who will decide whether criminal charges are warranted against a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Australian woman Justine Damond says the shooting “shouldn’t have happened”.
Shock belts, spiked batons, and electrified thumbscrews can serve no other purpose than to inflict pain on people. But although torture is prohibited by international law, goods such as these are still produced and sold worldwide.