The funeral of Birmingham man Kingsley Burrell took place in Birmingham on Friday – 17 months after his death in police custody. The service at Hamstead Road Baptist Church, Handsworth, was followed by a march along Soho Road to Handsworth Cemetery.
Police in Jonesboro, Ark. believe Carter, 21, killed himself July 29 with a single gunshot to the temple while inside the back of a police car — but his hands were double handcuffed behind his back and the officers had twice searched him for contraband, finding only about $10 worth of marijuana.
A new investigation into the custody sergeant who was found to have lied under oath at the Sean Rigg inquest has been launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission amid criticisms about its original investigation which found no wrongdoing against any of the officers involved in his death.
A family still searching for answers into how their frail father died while being restrained by police as a hospital patient, have won their battle for an independent investigation. Philmore Mills, a father-of-four from Langley, died within an hour of being handcuffed by police after an incident in ward nine at Wexham Park Hospital on December 27 – six days after he was admitted into intensive care with pneumonia.
Today Debra sent this personal note to all followers of her case, and supporters in her effort to find justice:
“The growing amount of support is extremely heartwarming and it means a great deal to me to know that so many of you out there care about truth and justice. I am deeply touched by the efforts of everyone who are trying to shed light on this unspeakably unjust case. There simply aren’t adequate words to express to you all how grateful I am.
The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s execution law, calling it unconstitutional. In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that, under Arkansas’ constitution, only the legislature can set execution policy.
On 17th June 2012 people gathered at peaceful vigils to remeber fathers that have died in police, prison, mental health and immigration detention. These peaceful vigils took place in Manchester, Birmingham, Central London, Brixton, Tottenham, Sheffield, Slough, High Wycombe and a number of other locations across the country.
On 17th June 2012 people gathered at peaceful vigils to remember fathers that have died in police, prison, mental health and immigration detention. These peaceful vigils took place in Manchester, Birmingham, Central London, Brixton, Tottenham, Sheffield, Slough, High Wycombe and a number of other locations across the country.