A former senior Metropolitan police officer and relative of Rashan Charles, whose death sparked protests in east London, has said that the family is being treated with “disdain” by the force he served for 30 years.
Author: Larry Fedja
Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel has given unique and detailed scrutiny to the issue of deaths in custody. He’s spoken extensively to the families of men who have killed themselves or died in prisons, or police cells.
Yvonne Heath, nee Collinson, revealed she will attend a fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, and stressed she is still optimistic of achieving the same for her son, James Collinson.
The chair of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has opened proceedings with a statement delivered in central London. The inquiry will have two phases that will run simultaneously.
The prosecutor who will decide whether criminal charges are warranted against a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Australian woman Justine Damond says the shooting “shouldn’t have happened”.
Party-goer Adrian McDonald died in the back of a police van after being Tasered by an officer and bitten twice by a police dog, a tribunal heard. Police deployed a dog and used a Taser after Adrian had barricaded himself inside a flat.
A long-awaited unpublished official report into deaths in police custody says families who have lost loved ones have been failed by the system and recommends far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service.
Body-worn video cameras are finally being rolled out to firearms teams in the Met Police – more than three years after the Metropolitan Police agreed to issue armed officers with the devices.