A Thames Valley police constable has received a written warning after he was found guilty of misconduct for failing to properly observe Leroy Junior Medford, 43, who died in custody last year from an overdose of heroin.
Month: September 2018
A Supreme Court has cleared the way for a trial or settlement in a lawsuit against a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010. She was shot in the head while she slept on a couch.
The original inquest found the circumstances of Biko’s death to be ‘inconclusive’, although evidence pointed to him being murdered. He died from massive brain haemorrhages after being beaten by five policemen in detention.
China likes to present itself as an alternative model to lead the world, but critics say its justice system still has a very long way to go. More people are executed in China each year than in the rest of the world combined.
A Franklin County Grand Jury ruled a Deputy’s use of deadly force when he shot a 16-year-old at the Franklin County Courthouse was “reasonable under the law” and did not indict him.
Thirty years after the Hawke Labor government’s 1987–91 “Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody,” the state brutality and killing of indigenous people in Australia continues unabated.
Three female prisoners have died in the space of 10 days across England, in what campaigners have branded an “incredibly worrying” sign that deaths in the women’s jails are rising again.
Mikey’s cousin and prominent activist and social justice campaigner, Tippa Naphtali, has written the following moving article to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Mikey’s 2003 custody death.