Tag: Deaths in custody remembrance

Anthony Grainger

Justice 4 Grainger

Anthony Grainger, 36, died from a single shot fired from a sub-machine gun while he sat in the front seat of an Audi in a car park. Armed officers had swooped on the car in a ‘pre-planned’ operation in March 2012.

Wrong man was executed in Texas

He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.

Christopher Alder

Second funeral held for Christopher Alder

The funeral of a man whose body was discovered 11 years after his family thought they had buried him is understood to have been held. Christopher Alder’s body was discovered in a Hull mortuary in November 2011. South Yorkshire Police is investigating the circumstances that led to another body, thought to be that of Grace Kamara, being buried in his grave at the city’s Northern Cemetery.

Protest against UK deaths in police custody

Once again, this year, like every year hundreds gathered for the annual march against deaths in police custody in Britain. Most of those here are family members who say they have lost loved ones at the hands of the police. Like the family of Sean Riggs who died on 21 August 2008. A 40-year old musician, he was arrested in the street by four officers and taken to a nearby police station. He was placed in a metal cage in the yard. 20 minutes later he was dead.

Kingsley Burrell - United We Must Stand

Justice 4 Kingsley Burrell

Kingsley died in extremely suspicious circumstances in Birmingham in 2011. It is reported that Kingsley called the police after he tried to talk to a group of young people who were intimidating him and his 5 year old son.

No10 Security refused deaths in custody letter

The United Families and Friends Campaign UFFC, a coalition of families and friends of those who have died in the custody of police, prison and psychiatric hospital officials, organised a procession to Downing Street to give a letter to the Prime Minister. The police refused to let Samantha Rigg-David in Downing Street and they refused to accept it.