A white police officer, Michael Rosfeld, was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black teenager who fled a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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The scale of deaths of black people after contact with the police is so high that even United Nations human rights experts and agencies have felt the need to speak out on the issues.
The Home Office has finally made some response to mounting pressure over its disgraceful indifference to Commonwealth citizens, whose lives have been turned upside down several decades after they first settled in the UK.
News headlines in 2017 were primarily dominated by coverage of Trump’s administration and party politics. But while most the attention was focused on his antics, police officers around the country killed over 1,000 civilians.
Whether it’s the stigma that surrounds people affected by depression or often inadequate NHS treatment, mental health is a key challenge facing black Britons. Next week a major conference is aiming to tackle the vital issues.
In the UK, every prosecution over a death in police custody in the past 15 years ended with acquittal
The British government long-awaited report on deaths in police custody is out, and it makes for uncomfortable reading. The report notes that every prosecution over a death in custody in the past 15 years has ended in acquittal.
Bereaved families of people who have died in police custody could be spared the ordeal of applying for legal aid, the government has hinted. The government has said that the lord chancellor will review existing guidance.
The Independent review of deaths in police custody by Dame Elish Angiolini has been published by the Home Office today (30 Sept). It is the first and only review of policing practises and related processes following police related deaths.