An inquiry into the death of a man shot six times by police has concluded that he was unlawfully killed. Azelle Rodney, 24, died after an officer opened fire on a car he was travelling in eight years ago. The car was under surveillance for several hours before unmarked officers stopped it in Edgware, North London, in 2005. Rodney was a passenger in the back seat of the car.
Last year, Khadija Shah was apprehended under suspicion of carrying a suitcase that contained £3.2 million worth (approximately 63kg) of pure Afghan heroin through Islamabad Airport. The 25-year-old Birmingham resident claimed to have been given the bag by two men, most likely members of a drug smuggling ring who had been complicit in grooming her for months, if not years.
In a momentous move the government has today, Thursday, agreed to compensate Kenyans tortured by the British during the 1950s Mau Mau war. Foreign secretary William Hague apologised in parliament to Kenyan victims pledging that Britain would make a payment to survivors totalling £19.9 million and would “support the construction of a memorial in [Kenya’s capital ] Nairobi” to victims of torture.
Three mortuary managers could face prosecution after missing 10 chances to realise they had given the family of a paratrooper who died in custody the wrong body for burial. Christopher Alder’s relatives unwittingly buried the body of a 77-year-old woman in 2000.
The family of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, who was murdered by Detroit police more than two years ago, saw a small legal victory recently, as a motion to dismiss charges of involuntary manslaughter against Officer Joseph Weekley was denied on March 8.
Two police officers filmed making insulting remarks about a man who later died in custody will keep their jobs despite being found guilty of misconduct. Lloyd Butler, from Tile Cross, died aged 39 at Stechford police station in August, 2010 after being arrested after his family called 999 due to concerns about his behaviour while drunk.
On the rainy evening of February 26th, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman inside his own gated Sanford, Florida community where he was living with his father, stepmother and little brother.
A Panorama investigation has raised concerns about a police watchdog’s probe into the death of Habib Ullah – who suffered a cardiac arrest during a ‘stop-and-search’ in High Wycombe in 2008. The dad-of-three died after being restrained by police officers who were trying to force a package of drugs out of his mouth in Sharrow Vale.