A report from the South African Independent Police Investigative (IPID) has caused alarm after revealing an increase in the number of people who die in custody and as a result of police action.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury Friday, a decision that came nearly a year after the encounter was partially streamed online to a rapt nation.
The Metropolitan police officer who fatally shot Jermaine Baker will not face charges, prosecutors have said. Jermaine, 28, from Tottenham, north London, died in 2015 as the result of a single gunshot wound during a Met operation.
Leroy ‘Junior’ Medford died in custody at Loddon Valley Police Station on April 2, but his siblings are yet to discover the cause of his death. He was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
The Justice for Caroline Small group that sought a new grand jury to review the Brunswick mother’s 2010 brutal police shooting death announced this week its plan to scale back efforts to reopen the case.
The Justice Department will not file charges in the fatal shooting of a black man by white police officers last year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to two people familiar with the decision.
The family of Sheku Bayoh who died in police custody have vowed they “will never give up fighting” to find out what happened to him – exactly two years after his tragic death.
On March 20, another custodial death has allegedly taken place in Tapah prison in Perak. It is only the first-quarter of the year and already four custodial deaths have been reported in the state to date.