The police watchdog is investigating the information passed to officers before a father-of-two, Trevor Smith, was shot dead as armed police carried out a raid at his fourth floor flat in Lee Bank, in the early hours of March 15.
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Scotland’s fatal accident investigation system must be overhauled, Fife councillors have demanded. Members said it was unacceptable that families were waiting up to eight years for fatal accident inquiries to be conducted.
The Dungay family gathered in the witness box this afternoon, the last to speak at the long inquest into the death of the Dunghutti man, who died after guards rushed his cell and restrained him face down on the floor in Long Bay jail hospital in 2015.
The name Christopher Alder is known throughout Hull but the full story of his controversial death and the battles his family have fought since are truly shocking. Hull Live takes a look at the twists and turns which left families angered and bereft.
Five police officers have been cleared of misconduct by a disciplinary panel investigating their involvement in the death of Sean Rigg, who suffered from schizophrenia. Sean died after being restrained by Metropolitan Police officers.
A group of activists marched to memorialise people murdered as the result of police violence. The proceedings were intentionally silent to acknowledge persecution of Indigenous families at the hands of a colonial-state regime.
The sister of former paratrooper Christopher Alder who died in police custody 20 years ago says she “absolutely loves” a new graffiti tribute. The artwork is by well known Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox.
An inquest into the death of a man who died an hour after collapsing in police custody will focus on the 15 hours following his arrest. Leroy Junior Medford was taken to hospital after being arrested in Reading but was discharged the same day.