We are sharing this item which links to the previous publications on this topic, listed at the end of this article. The UK Government [says it] is committed to delivering change to prevent deaths in custody and support families.
This event will mark the 18th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell in West Midlands police custody, celebrates 5 years of the National Memorial Family Fund, and screening of the Ultraviolence film.
The US attorney general has imposed a moratorium on all federal executions while the justice department reviews its policies and procedures on capital punishment. Activists have been pushing for a halt since the Trump administration.
As the Met Police is judged to be institutionally corrupt, Hardeep Matharu and Peter Jukes explore how some of the biggest problems still plaguing British policing are embedded in British colonialism.
This month, MPs continue to debate the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which is an extensive, lengthy, and highly concerning piece of legislation that would risk violating the UK’s human rights.
A police officer who killed Dalian Atkinson by tasering him to the ground and kicking him has been jailed for 8 years. PC Benjamin Monk, 43, discharged his taser three times and kicked him twice in the head.
A UN report that analysed racial justice in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd has called on member states including the UK to end the “impunity” enjoyed by police officers who violate the human rights.
The brutal murder of a private investigator in 1987 has become the UK’s most investigated killing – but 34 years later it remains unsolved and mired in new official findings of police corruption.