A long-awaited unpublished official report into deaths in police custody says families who have lost loved ones have been failed by the system and recommends far-reaching reforms to the police, justice system and health service.
Tag: Deaths in custody remembrance
Over the last 8+ years 4WardEverUK has compiled one of the largest single online listings of the annual United Families & Friends Campaign protests. UFFC is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in custody.
The mother of an Aboriginal woman who died in a NSW police station one year ago has spoken of her family’s heartbreak and has raised questions about why her daughter was in custody in the first place.
In the financial year 2016/17 the IPCC recorded 14 deaths in or following police custody, 6 police shootings, an increase to 32 deaths relating to police pursuit in road traffic incidents, and 55 apparent suicides following custody.
The only constant is change. Some change is welcome and some is not. Some unwelcome changes are worse than others. Personally, I can’t think of anything worse than losing a loved one in sudden, unexpected, and traumatic circumstances.
Please share the National Family Fund banners on your website – help to secure funds for the Mikey Powell National Memorial Family Fund in 2017 and beyond. We’d welcome your support!
Take a look at the new gallery of images from the United Families & Friends Campaign annual rally and protest that took place in October 2016. Many thanks for contributions from INQUEST and Wasi Daniju.
The Memorial Family Fund has been established in remembrance of Mikey Powell and acknowledges the work and campaigning of the late Pauline Campbell. Please pledge and share.