The Rev. Joy Powell says she was “raped, railroaded and bamboozled” by police. Her crime? Being a poor Black woman who faced off against the police – protesting their violent brutality against Black people in Rochester, N.Y.C.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
The family of Derek Williams, who died after begging for help and gasping for breath in the back of a Milwaukee police squad car, will receive a $2 million settlement in a long-running civil rights suit against the city, attorneys said Tuesday.
The family of Sandra Bland is calling for authorities to reopen the investigation into her death. The 28-year-old woman died in a Texas jail cell in 2015, three days after she was arrested for allegedly failing to signal a lane change.
The girlfriend of an unarmed man shot dead by police seven years ago has spent more than £50,000 to become a lawyer in an attempt to clear his name. Anthony Grainger was gunned down in a car park in 2012 while sat in a car alongside two friends.
A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman notes: “We are concerned that healthcare staff at Chelmsford did not fully understand the correct process for transferring prisoners under the Mental Health Act.
Today [17 April 2019] marked the 50th anniversary of what racial justice campaigners have described as one of Yorkshire’s most shameful episodes. Nigerian immigrant David Oluwale had come to Britain to work, sailing into Hull on a cargo ship.
The family of an Aboriginal woman who died in custody in Perth last week say she was mistakenly arrested by police who did not check her identity before restraining her in her mother’s house, hours before she lost consciousness.
For Balraj Suppiah the pain of losing his brother in 2017 is made all the more difficult by the brutality of his death. S. Balamurugan, 44, was arrested on suspicion of car robbery and was allegedly beaten badly by police officers while in custody.