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.
Author: Larry Fedja
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.
During 2017, 4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign had put their support behind new research conducted by Dr David Baker of Coventry University, examining custody deaths from the viewpoint of the affected families.
The city of Minneapolis agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a woman shot dead by a police officer who was convicted of murder, lawmakers announced on Friday.
A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman notes: “We are concerned that healthcare staff at Chelmsford did not fully understand the correct process for transferring prisoners under the Mental Health Act.
Campaigners are demanding a fresh inquiry into the death of protester Blair Peach during a demonstration held to prevent the National Front holding a meeting in Southall, west London, 40 years ago this week.
The family of a 17-year-old soldier found shot dead at Deepcut barracks have made fresh claims they believe he was murdered. Pte Geoff Gray’s mother also voiced doubts a second inquest due to begin in Surrey would bring any answers.
An inquest into the death of a man who died an hour after collapsing in police custody will focus on the 15 hours following his arrest. Leroy Junior Medford was taken to hospital after being arrested in Reading but was discharged the same day.