Pending Cases

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New Case Profiles

Our pending list is available to any website visitors who would like to complete case profiles for us. Many thanks!

Listed below are the cases that we currently need to allocate!

Note: Allocated cases will be removed from the list and new ones added from time to time – If you would like to receive notification of new listings by email, join our e-updates – please click here.

reportsLast Updated: 26 December 2021

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From the selection listed below please pick up to 2 cases at a time that you are happy to research and compile. We are an inclusive and broad-thinking organisation, so please avoid being ‘over selective’ with your choices!

Once you have made your selection (in order for the list to be updated) please send an email to inform us asap FAO Kushi Amlak-Sakhu to  or

When your cases are completed and submitted you can come back to this page and select another two, following the guidance above. You can complete this cycle as many times as you wish.

Current Pending Cases : Available 10

NameTypeBriefing + Search Link
Adam ToledoMale/AbroadWithin 20 seconds of Officer Stillman getting out of his police car, 13-year-old Adam Toledo had been shot. The clear image of Adam holding his empty hands in the air moments before the gun was fired went viral. Anger turned into protests against the level of force used by the police.

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Allan MarshallMale/UKAllan Marshall suffered a cardiac arrest during a lengthy struggle with staff at HMP Edinburgh. A sheriff later ruled his death was "entirely preventable" and his family has called for action to be taken against staff.

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Atatiana JeffersonFemale/AbroadIn October 2019, Atatiana Koquice Jefferson was shot and killed in her own home by an officer with Fort Worth Police. Officer Aaron Dean searched the exterior of her home before approaching her bedroom window. The officer shot into the window, killing Jefferson.

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Battle of OrgreaveMiscarriage/UKThe violent confrontation between police and picketing miners at the Orgreave Cokeworks in 1984 produced some of the most iconic images of the decade. None of the 95 arrested were ever successfully prosecuted. In 2016 the government announced there would be no public inquiry.

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Chris BrennanMale/UKA coroner found that neglect contributed to the death of 15-year-old Chris Brennan in a south London hospital. The charity INQUEST, which supported the Brennan family during the proceedings, said an "urgent independent review" of children's mental healthcare is needed.

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Felipe Gomez AlonzoMale/AbroadThe death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy, Felipe Gómez Alonzo, who died while in U.S. custody was caused by complications from the flu and bacterial infection, the Central American foreign ministry said. The death raised questions about Customs and Border Protection treatment of refugees.

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Grenfell TragedyMiscarriage/UKThe fire which destroyed Grenfell Tower in June 2017 was one of the UK's worst modern disasters. Just before 01:00am, fire broke out in the kitchen of a fourth floor flat at the 23 storey tower block. Within minutes, the fire had spread to all four sides.

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Gurdip Singh ChaggarMale/UKGurdip Singh Chaggar was just 18-years-old when he was brutally stabbed to death in Southall, West London on the night of Friday 4 June 1976. This unprovoked murder of a Sikh engineering student, targeted during a night out with friends by a gang of white youths, had an immediate impact.

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Rob WillMale/AbroadRob is a 41 year old innocent person on Death Row. He is set to be executed by the state of Texas for a crime he didn’t commit. . Despite the depravity of inhumane conditions he has endured, Rob has taken this opportunity to not only better himself but the lives of those he is incarcerated with.

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Sarah ‘Maria’ BurkeFemale/UKSarah Marie Burke was found hanging on 11 November 2016, just 8 days after she had arrived at HMP Drake Hall from Peterborough prison. The jury identified a failure to monitor and assess suicide and self-harm risks at both prisons, and failure in responding to bullying at Drake Hall.

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Remember: Send an email FAO Kushi Amlak-Sakhu to when you have made your selection so we can update this list!


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