The sister of Christopher Alder who died in police custody is continuing her long battle for justice for her brother, with plans to launch a legal challenge against South Yorkshire Police.
There’s been 1750+ deaths in custody or following police contact in the UK since 1990. The police have never been held accountable for these killings. In recent months, there has been increasing scrutiny on policing.
“I am concerned about excited delirium or whatever.” These were the words spoken by a fellow police officer as Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for the final eight minutes of his life.
In the UK, there is often a perception that racism is not as prevalent an issue as it is in the US. Yet, as BLM protests have erupted across the globe the UK’s overt and covert racism has come to a head.
An IRR News researcher speaks to scholars and campaigners across the country about the disproportionate use of Tasers on over-policed BME communities, as the IOPC announces an inquiry into police discrimination.
The CHP fired at least 40 gunshots at the vehicle at a time when Mr. Burris contends that “no officer or civilian was in any danger,” nor does he believe that they had “reason to believe anyone inside the vehicle was armed.
Singing “No justice, no peace” thousands of protesters marched through a Paris suburb to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of a black man whose case has mobilized anger against police brutality.
Last year, after police had placed Elijah McClain in a chokehold, then handcuffed him, paramedics injected him with ketamine, a powerful sedative. They said he “appeared to be” exhibiting signs of “excited delirium”.