Families of custody death victims and campaign groups have raised concerns about the College of Policing’s recent announcement of a ‘Protection after police contact deaths’ policy in conjunction with the Police Federation.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
Ken Fero’s film, ‘Injustice’ documented deaths in police custody during the 1990s. Campaigners have petitioned for it to be shown on Channel 4 – but now it will screen at the British Film Institute in London.
The sister of Christopher Alder who died in police custody is continuing her long battle for justice for her brother, with plans to launch a legal challenge against South Yorkshire Police.
After Yorta Yorta woman Aunty Tanya Day died in December 2017, her children began looking for traces of her memory in her bedroom. They already had much of it close to their hearts.
“I am concerned about excited delirium or whatever.” These were the words spoken by a fellow police officer as Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for the final eight minutes of his life.
An IRR News researcher speaks to scholars and campaigners across the country about the disproportionate use of Tasers on over-policed BME communities, as the IOPC announces an inquiry into police discrimination.
The CHP fired at least 40 gunshots at the vehicle at a time when Mr. Burris contends that “no officer or civilian was in any danger,” nor does he believe that they had “reason to believe anyone inside the vehicle was armed.
Singing “No justice, no peace” thousands of protesters marched through a Paris suburb to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of a black man whose case has mobilized anger against police brutality.