The family of Ian Tomlinson has accused the City of London police, Scotland Yard and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of trying to prevent them from speaking out about the circumstances of his death.
Police Brutality & Killings
The mother of a man with psychiatric problems who was pinned face down to the pavement by three police officers shortly before he died told an inquest today that when she viewed her son’s body his face was covered with injuries.
Denis Yevsyukov, the former head of a police district in Moscow neighborhood of Tsaritsyno, shocked the nation when he went on a shooting spree in a Moscow supermarket that left three people dead and another six injured.
The police chief who oversaw the bungled operation which resulted in the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes was today made the third most powerful officer at Scotland Yard.
As many as 1,184 people were killed in police custody in India in the last eight years with Maharashtra topping the chart with 192 deaths, a report said on Thursday.
A second post-mortem examination has sensationally revealed that the newspaper seller hit by a policeman at the recent G20 protests died from internal bleeding, and not a heart attack as previously thought.
It is 30 years in April since special needs teacher Blair Peach was killed by a still-unidentified police officer while on a demonstration against the far right National Front at Southall in west London.
The popular chant from Elland Road Kop in the late 1960s – “The river Aire is chilly and deep, Olu-wa-le; Never trust the Leeds police, Olu-wa-a-le” – doesn’t actually feature in The Hounding of David Oluwale, Oladipo Agboluaje’s adaptation of Kester Aspden’s harrowing book.