On 22 January INQUEST published a report exposing dangerous, longstanding failures across the prison estate and historically high levels of deaths in custody. This national scandal offers unique insight and analysis into findings from 61 prison.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
First Stop Web Design (a sister enterprise of Naphtali & Associates) has announced its intention to donate 10% of all new design projects to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund.
In 2004, a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer pursued a speeding truck. The officer followed to pull over the driver. The ultimate outcome of the stop was that police shot and killed the driver, 21-year-old Michael Bell Jr.
The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened, in the first change to the firearms code for 17 years. The new code brings greater clarity to the process of approving use of less lethal weapons.
Human rights groups and lawyers have criticised French police restraint techniques after a 42-year-old delivery driver died after being held on the ground during a police check near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Balloons and Chinese lanterns were let off in Coventry last night as friends and family of Sean Fitzgerald marked the one-year anniversary of his death. Crowds gathered at the grave of Mr Fitzgerald, who was shot dead during an armed police raid.
Get your Family Fund badge! When you purchase your badge all the proceeds of sale will go to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) to support families affected by custody deaths in the UK.
Families and campaigns are invited to register for future grant applications. The National Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody.