Police failings in the care of a man who swallowed a packet of drugs contributed to his death, an inquest ruled. The jury in the inquest of Leroy ‘Junior’ Medford ruled he died of a heroin overdose after being arrested in April 2017.
Month: June 2019
An inquest jury has concluded that police restraint of a man from Coventry who died days after being arrested contributed to his death. Darren Cumberbatch died in hospital nine days after being restrained by police in July 2017.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said Pakistan was going to revoke the capital punishment for the accused to be extradited from other countries. Pakistan lifted a de-facto ban on capital punishment in December 2014.
The death of a teenage recruit shot dead at Deepcut barracks 18 years ago was a suicide, a coroner has ruled after a new inquest. Pte Geoff Gray, aged just 17, was found with two gunshot wounds to his head.
Several important steps have been made over the last two weeks on the thorny and long-ignored plight of the prosecution of post Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) cases.
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This event will be looking at some of the elements that led to the Mental Health Use of Force Act (Seni’s Law) being passed through parliament last year and how various agencies have responded to this significant development.