Ever since Telangana achieved statehood, State police have been trying to create a brand image of ‘people friendly policing.’ However, repeated incidents of ‘custodial deaths seem to be seriously damaging these efforts.
Custody Deaths & Abuse
The only constant is change. Some change is welcome and some is not. Some unwelcome changes are worse than others. Personally, I can’t think of anything worse than losing a loved one in sudden, unexpected, and traumatic circumstances.
Three Devon and Cornwall police staff have been cleared by a jury at Bristol crown court of the manslaughter of a man with mental health issues who collapsed while in custody after a heavy webbing belt was placed around his face.
Family and friends of a man who died after being shot by a police officer are urging more witnesses to come forward. Lewis Skelton died as a result of two gunshot wounds after being shot by a police officer on November 29, last year.
Local journalist and community activist Thandisizwe Chimurenga visited California State University to share the stories of African-American women killed at the hands of police officers and other law-enforcement officials.
Valdas Jasiunas, an epileptic man who died in police custody, would have been released earlier if his medical condition has been recorded when he was previously arrested, an inquest heard.
Albuquerque’s newly installed District Attorney Raúl Torrez announced Friday that he will not retry two former police officers charged in the fatal 2014 shooting of James Boyd, a homeless, mentally ill camper in that city’s east-side foothills.
4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) are putting their support behind new research to be conducted by Dr David Baker of Coventry University, examining custody deaths from the viewpoint of the families that are affected.