Every year, UFFC holds its annual remembrance procession from Trafalgar Square, and demo at 10 Downing Street to remember loved ones who have died in state custody. Come along and support the families.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
This event took place on 10 September 2021 marking the 18th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell in West Midlands police custody, and celebrated 6 years of the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund.
Nine people have died in West Midlands Police custody in the last 20 years, new figures revealed. Of those deaths, seven were men and two were women according to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.
A virtual statue has been unveiled outside Brixton police station on the anniversary of Sean Rigg’s death. The statue, of campaigner Marcia Rigg, Sean’s sister, is the first in a series of “augmented reality statue interventions.”
Narene Stokes couldn’t help notice the only white woman in the crowd. Sheila Albers had come to grieve. Like all the mothers gathered for the meeting, her son had been shot and killed by police.
There were 19 deaths in or following police custody last year with 12 of that number of fatalities having been restrained, according to the latest figures from the police watchdog.
We are sharing this item which links to the previous publications on this topic, listed at the end of this article. The UK Government [says it] is committed to delivering change to prevent deaths in custody and support families.
A civil jury trial date has officially been set on August 2, 2021,for the January 1, 2009, New Orleans NOPD shooting 82 40 caliber low trajectory angle shots into Adolph Grimes III body.