For almost three years, the family of an Indigenous Australian man who died in a Sydney prison complex after being pinned down by correctional officers has waited for answers. Their wait will continue.
Month: July 2018
Elbert “Big Man” Howard, a founding member of the Black Panther Party in Oakland and for the past decade a Sonoma County human rights activist and jazz/blues radio host, died Monday in Santa Rosa.
A young soldier who took his own life at Deepcut barracks after being told he would be discharged from the British Army was failed by the military, a coroner has concluded. Private Sean Benton, who fatally shot himself in 1995.
A Reading family will have to wait for more than two years for answers over how a man being held in police custody died. Leroy Junior Medford died on April 2, 2017, after being held in the cells at Loddon Valley Police Station in Lower Earley.
A man died in police custody on 7 July after he was detained for ‘breaching the peace’. Greater Manchester Police arrived at Andre Moura’s property in Oldham at about 11.30pm on 6 July, following reports of a domestic disturbance.
Shocking video footage of the death in custody of an Indigenous Australian man has been aired in court for the first time, depicting five officers restraining a man who said 12 times that he could not breathe.
At the age of 17 I knew there was something that had changed about my Auntie. The things she was saying didn’t make sense; It’s as if overnight she had suddenly started to see the world very differently to how she used to.
A new law which ensures better monitoring of the use of force against patients in mental health units has been approved by MPs. “Seni’s law” was inspired by Olaseni Lewis who died in 2010 soon after being restrained by 11 police officers.