Grieving families are facing a “shocking” injustice when trying to get legal aid funding for the inquest of a loved one who died in state care, campaigners claims.
In the financial year 2016/17 the IPCC recorded 14 deaths in or following police custody, 6 police shootings, an increase to 32 deaths relating to police pursuit in road traffic incidents, and 55 apparent suicides following custody.
Prime Minister Theresa May said she is “looking at” the treatment of black people by mental health services amid claims of “institutional racism”. Labour MP Steve Reed has called for an inquiry.
The Home Office is currently reviewing legal protection for police officers who shoot to kill as well as considering whether to transfer the lead role in fighting terrorism from Scotland Yard to the National Crime Agency.