Theresa May has expressed solidarity with those who have lost family members as a result of deaths in custody. In a revealing letter written she echoed the sentiments of families who feel let down by the IPCC.
Section 135 of the Act gives police officers powers to enter private premises – with a warrant – to remove a person suspected of being in urgent need of a mental health assessment. Section 136 gives them powers to remove someone from a public place to a ‘place of safety’.
More bereaved families will be entitled to legal aid at inquests after a high court judge ruled that official guidance on whether to provide support was “misleading and inaccurate”.
source: The Independent published: 13 April 2014 Grieving families are having to wait up to seven years to find out what caused the death of loved ones, as evidence mounts of growing backlogs of inquests, with which coroners are struggling to cope. Coroners’ courts investigate the medical cause of death, particularly if it appears to …