Today the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody publishes ‘Priorities for a prevention of deaths strategy in Immigration Removal Centres’ alongside the Home Office’s proposed Action Plan.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
It took 19 years for Ken Fero to complete Ultraviolence, a shocking exposé of deaths resulting from beatings, shootings, teargassing etc. Fero is now back with another collaboration with Tariq Mehmood.
4WardEverUK’s Tippa Naphtali said; “This is a powerful and comprehensive piece on custody deaths/killings and the National Memorial Family Fund. We are very grateful to Emma Youle (HuffPost UK) and the families that participated.”
The conviction of a US police officer for murdering George Floyd has reignited calls to tackle racial injustice in British law enforcement, with campaigners calling for an end to a “culture of impunity”.
On March 2, a 35-year-old Aboriginal man died at the Longbay Correctional Centre prison hospital in Sydney. Three days later, a 44-year-old Indigenous woman died at Silverwater Correctional Facility.
Three more First Nations people have died in custody. It brings the total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died in state care over the past three decades to more than 440.
The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27m to settle a civil lawsuit with the family of George Floyd, even as jury selection was under way in the murder trial of the former police officer, Derek Chauvin, who killed him.
The way in which police officers restrained a man with drug-induced psychosis “more than minimally” contributed to his death in Luton in 2013, an inquest jury in Milton Keynes has found by unanimous verdict.