A police force has apologised to the family of a man who died in custody after taking heroin in his cell. Officers at a police station in Reading failed to find the drugs Leroy Junior Medford, 43, had hidden.
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President Biden signed an executive order aimed at reforming policing practices on the second anniversary of the death of George Floyd. The order creates a national registry of officers fired for misconduct.
Patrick was the first-born son. In his family, the role seemed to weigh on him. He reflected upon it in a 2020 saying that “I’m the first son and I usually (mess) it up but this year I’m trying pop.”
Police video has been released of a white officer fatally shooting a black man in the back of the head after a scuffle over a stun gun. Footage shows Patrick Lyoya running from the officer after a traffic stop.
Three California Highway Patrol officers who fatally shot a 23-year-old unarmed man in 2020 after he rammed a stolen car into their vehicles in Oakland will not face criminal charges, authorities said Monday.
Scotland’s police force and its prosecution authority have refused to give 12 police officers immunity from criminal charges in an inquiry into the death in custody of Sheku Bayoh.
A police firearms officer is being investigated for potential homicide offences over the shooting of a 31-year-old man in Coventry in 2019. The officer and victims family have been advised of this development.
This week marks a grim anniversary: one year since the murder of Sarah Everard. The killing by a serving policeman, PC Wayne Couzens, shook the country.‘ Almost none of us have got justice’, said Marcia Rigg.