In September 2022 the Independent Office for Police Misconduct (IOPC) released details of their custody deaths statistics for England 2021-2022. This article is transcribed from the IOPC website.
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A police officer has been found not guilty of assaulting an ex-footballer the night he was killed. Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith was accused of striking Dalian Atkinson with her baton when he posed no threat.
This project is commissioned by the College of Policing, funded by the NPCC and MOPAC, running for one year from March 2022 to March 2023. It is being led by Keele University and the University College of London.
Darren Cumberbatch, a 32 year old Black man, died in hospital nine days after excessive use of force against him by Warwickshire Police officers. This took place whilst he was experiencing a mental health crisis.
Patrick was the first-born son. In his family, the role seemed to weigh on him. He reflected upon it in a 2020 saying that “I’m the first son and I usually (mess) it up but this year I’m trying pop.”
The drip feed of information from the spycops inquiry into undercover policing is back with public sessions. The Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstration Squad was a cop unit tasked with infiltrating protest groups.
Police video has been released of a white officer fatally shooting a black man in the back of the head after a scuffle over a stun gun. Footage shows Patrick Lyoya running from the officer after a traffic stop.
A police firearms officer is being investigated for potential homicide offences over the shooting of a 31-year-old man in Coventry in 2019. The officer and victims family have been advised of this development.