Falklands veteran Christopher Alder died in April 1998 after he was arrested for breaching the peace following a fracas outside a nightclub in which he was punched and taken to hospital.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
Six months after George Floyd was killed by police, his brothers said they still feel compelled to fight for justice every day and that when they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner they’ll be remembering him.
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Traditionally, a letter is hand delivered to 10 Downing Street with the demands to reform state custody practices and procedures. This years letter was sent by post and is reproduced in full in this article.
The author of a high-profile report into deaths in custody says she is disappointed its demands for reform of the police, justice system and health service appear to have been “kicked into the long grass”.
Would you like to become a member of the United Families & Friends Campaign? This Invitation & Questionnaire is aimed at all families across the UK whose loved ones have died at the hands of the state.
A PC has been charged with three assaults, as part of investigations into the alleged use of excessive force by officers in Birmingham. Declan Jones, 29, of West Midlands Police, will appear at Court on 18 November.