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Last Updated: 3 January 2020

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691 case profiles and tributes are now featured on this website.

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Youth Cases UK:

NameCase Summaries
Mzee Mohammed18-year-old Mzee Mohammed died on 13 July 2016 after being detained by police in Liverpool in response to phone calls from the public. A large police response was dispatched to the scene. An ambulance was later called and Mzee was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead by doctors.
Rafal Delezuch26-year-old Rafal Delezuch died in hospital on 15 August 2012 after being detained by police in Leicester. He was detained under the Mental Health Act when members of the public reported him behaving strangely in the streets. He was handcuffed and restrained using Captor Incapacitant spray and hand and leg restraints before he was detained.
The Guildford FourThe Guildford Four, the collective name of a group of people (Paul Hill, Gerry Conlon, Paddy Armstrong and Carole Richardson), had endured a long campaign for justice. They were convicted of murder in October 1975 and given life sentences for the Guildford Pub bombings of 5 October 1974.

Adult Cases UK:

NameCase Summary
Charlotte NokesCharlotte Nokes, aged 38, was originally sentenced to 15 months in prison, but served more than 8 years at the time of her death in July 2016 at HMP Peterborough. Prisoners such as Charlotte were often given a minimum term sentence but only released if deemed by a parole board.
Nathaniel BrophyNathaniel Brophy, aged 34, was left in a critical condition after being shot by the police after a siege that lasted seven hours. Police escorted a housing officer to a residential address in southwest London. During an exchange it was claimed that Nathaniel produced a firearm and armed officers called in.

All Cases Abroad:

NameCase Summary
George Stinney JrIn June 1944 14-year-old George Stinney Jr became the youngest American executed in the 20th century. In the Court case which sealed his fate, it took 10 minutes to convict him by an all-white jury. He was subjected to hours of interrogation. The entire trial, including the jury’s deliberations, lasted less than 3 hours.
Rebecca MaherRebecca Maher, aged 36, was found dead inside a police cell at the Maitland police station in the NSW Hunter region of Australia just before 6am on 19 July 2016, about five hours after being taken into protective custody because she appeared intoxicated and had wandered into oncoming traffic.
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