Long-delayed legal action against the UK Government for not holding a public inquiry into the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane is set to go ahead in June, a judge announced today.
This week marks a grim anniversary: one year since the murder of Sarah Everard. The killing by a serving policeman, PC Wayne Couzens, shook the country.‘ Almost none of us have got justice’, said Marcia Rigg.
Three former Minneapolis police officers have been convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care.
The system for handling police complaints has been labelled as “broken” by critics after it was found 43 per cent of officers deemed as having a case to answer for misconduct faced no further action.
The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths and killings in custody. It was first launched in 2015.
Monday marked [what would have been] the 35th birthday of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in police custody following a questionable traffic stop-turned violent by the arresting officer in Texas in 2015.
It took a single day to find jurors for the federal trial of the 3 ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s constitutional rights. Opening statements are expected Monday [24 January].
The third Memorial Family Fund grant round closed on 7 December 2021, and successfully allocated £11,940 in grants. In this round the assessment team also awarded several Crisis Fund grants.