Families of people who have died in police custody have expressed serious concerns about a new policy which gives anonymity to the officers involved. Campaign groups and relatives say it will be harder to hold police accountable.
The National Theatre of Scotland is to revive its major productions with the launch of a new stage show inspired by the case of Sheku Bayoh, a father-of-two who died in police custody in Fife.
“The public deserves more information to understand what we know for sure and what we don’t and why things have been presented the way they have been,” Ferdman tells Democracy Now!
Kevin Clarke said ‘I’m going to die’ as he was put into two sets of handcuffs but was ‘ignored’ and lost consciousness as he was being taken to an ambulance, Southwark coroner’s court heard.
One of the police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in March was charged Wednesday with first-degree wanton endangerment, but the officer whose shot killed Taylor was not indicted.
15 years after Ken Fero’s ground-breaking film Injustice, which examined deaths in police custody, comes a compelling follow-up ‘Ultraviolence’ that feels as timely as ever. Screens at BFI Film Festival, 12 October 2020.
In a month when South Africans are observing the 43rd anniversary of the controversial death in police custody of Steven Bantu Biko, there seems to be a vital need today for leaders of his calibre.
Ken Fero’s film, ‘Injustice’ documented deaths in police custody during the 1990s. Campaigners have petitioned for it to be shown on Channel 4 – but now it will screen at the British Film Institute in London.