On 22 January INQUEST published a report exposing dangerous, longstanding failures across the prison estate and historically high levels of deaths in custody. This national scandal offers unique insight and analysis into findings from 61 prison.
Author: Larry Fedja
Human rights groups and lawyers have criticised French police restraint techniques after a 42-year-old delivery driver died after being held on the ground during a police check near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The British government has been accused of treating the family of Gerry Conlon with contempt after files relating to the Guildford Four were sealed until the end of this century, and will not be made public for decades.
Atatiana Jefferson, the 28-year-old who was shot and killed earlier this month while in her own home, is just one of many Black women who lost their lives during an encounter with law enforcement.
“To date there have been 1717 deaths in police custody or otherwise following contact with the police in England & Wales since 1990” Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring team.
Yvonne Collinson-Heath and Jim Collinson said they saw the families of three other soldiers who died at the Army base in Surrey face new inquests and they did not have the strength.
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.
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.