The Metropolitan police officer who fatally shot Jermaine Baker will not face charges, prosecutors have said. Jermaine, 28, from Tottenham, north London, died in 2015 as the result of a single gunshot wound during a Met operation.
Author: Zinzi Eka-Naphtali
The family of Sheku Bayoh who died in police custody have vowed they “will never give up fighting” to find out what happened to him – exactly two years after his tragic death.
The Nigerian community in South Africa on Sunday confirmed the death of a Nigerian and the abduction of another member in that country. Both incidents had been reported to the Nigerian Mission in that country.
A teenage prisoner killed himself after he was transferred to a new institution, where staff failed to recognise his history of self-harm as a risk factor, an inquest jury has ruled.
The incident triggered the worst riots in modern British history. But while the impact of the event extends far beyond the Duggan family and the community of Tottenham, key details about what happened that day remain unclear.
400 people joined a procession last Saturday to commemorate those who have died in police custody. The march was organised by the United Families & Friends Campaign. Deaths currently stands at 1,578 since 1990, according to charity Inquest.
The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail in 2015, will get $1.9 million in a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. The case brought national attention to the problem of jailhouse suicide and deaths, particularly those of black women.
Neglect by one of England’s largest mental health trusts contributed to the death of a boy, a coroner has ruled. Chris Brennan, 15, died at Bethlem Royal Hospital, south London in 2014. He had been admitted six weeks before after self harming.