Four inmates have died at Nottingham Prison in the past four weeks, the BBC has learned. A source, who wanted to remain anonymous, said three deaths were suicide and one was drugs-related, but the causes have not been confirmed.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
A former senior Metropolitan police officer and relative of Rashan Charles, whose death sparked protests in east London, has said that the family is being treated with “disdain” by the force he served for 30 years.
Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel has given unique and detailed scrutiny to the issue of deaths in custody. He’s spoken extensively to the families of men who have killed themselves or died in prisons, or police cells.
Three police officers have been found not guilty of lying under oath about a man who died while in custody. Kingsley Burrell, 29, died from cardiac arrest in March 2011, four days after being detained by police.
On 12 January 2011 Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26 year old with Down-syndrome, died in police custody after a dispute over an unpaid movie ticket. His death was considered homicide by asphyxiation at the hands of three off duty police officers.
Tane Chatfield, a member of the Gomeroi and Aaniwan Nations, died in hospital on Friday 22 September after being found unresponsive at Tamworth Correctional Centre around 9am on Wednesday.
At a pre-inquest review today, it was revealed that fresh toxicology results are needed, as samples for the ongoing investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, may have been compromised.
Madgiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot by Oklahoma City police — friends and neighbors have said Sanchez was killed after police yelled at him to drop a metal pipe he was holding. However Sanchez, who was deaf, couldn’t hear the police.