During 2017, 4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign had put their support behind new research conducted by Dr David Baker of Coventry University, examining custody deaths from the viewpoint of the affected families.
Mental Health & Others
A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman notes: “We are concerned that healthcare staff at Chelmsford did not fully understand the correct process for transferring prisoners under the Mental Health Act.
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.
Five police officers who were involved in the detention and death of musician Sean Rigg have denied charges of misconduct. Mr Rigg died while in custody at Brixton police station in August 2008.
A jury delivered their critical conclusions regarding the death of Rebecca Louise Overy who died on the 24 June 2013 at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. Rebecca was found unresponsive with a ligature in her room.
Ethnic minority people have a greatly increased risk of being detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, even when accounting for their increased risk of receiving a diagnosis of a severe mental illness.
The mother of a boy who hanged himself in prison after being relentlessly bullied said she would have “camped outside every single day” if she had known just how damaging an environment it was.
A mental health patient restrained in a psychiatric room was struck to his body by police more than 20 times before his death, a misconduct panel has heard. One of the officers used their fists and baton to strike Mr Burrell ‘numerous times.’