15 years after Ken Fero’s ground-breaking film Injustice, which examined deaths in police custody, comes a compelling follow-up ‘Ultraviolence’ that feels as timely as ever. Screens at BFI Film Festival, 12 October 2020.
Author: Tippa Naphtali
Families of custody death victims and campaign groups have raised concerns about the College of Policing’s recent announcement of a ‘Protection after police contact deaths’ policy in conjunction with the Police Federation.
Ken Fero’s film, ‘Injustice’ documented deaths in police custody during the 1990s. Campaigners have petitioned for it to be shown on Channel 4 – but now it will screen at the British Film Institute in London.
There’s been 1750+ deaths in custody or following police contact in the UK since 1990. The police have never been held accountable for these killings. In recent months, there has been increasing scrutiny on policing.
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