Every year, UFFC holds its annual remembrance procession from Trafalgar Square, and demo at 10 Downing Street to remember loved ones who have died in state custody. Come along and support the families.
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Narene Stokes couldn’t help notice the only white woman in the crowd. Sheila Albers had come to grieve. Like all the mothers gathered for the meeting, her son had been shot and killed by police.
This event will mark the 18th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell in West Midlands police custody, celebrates 5 years of the National Memorial Family Fund, and screening of the Ultraviolence film.
The campaign set up their Facebook page for the families of Marc Cole and Adrian McDonald. Two young men, both devoted fathers. Both killed by police taser, baton and dog restraint during a mental health crisis.
In November 2013 following the death of Leon Briggs, after he was held down by police officers in Luton, police watchdog the IPCC confirmed that they would be treating the custody death as a criminal investigation.
Leroy Junior Medford died in police custody in Reading on 2nd April 2017. The Facebook campaign page has been set up by family members and friends to get answers and justice for Leroy.
Family, friends and supporters have pledged to continue fighting for justice for 25 year-old Edson da Costa who died six days after being detained by police | Rest in eternal peace – 14 March 1992 -25 June 2017.
In October 2020 the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) annual protest & rally moved online with a powerful video tribute that remembered the victims and heard from some of the families affected.