Families of people who died in police custody failed by system
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Families of people who died in police custody failed by system

A long-awaited report into deaths in police custody says families have been failed by the system. Continue reading

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Policing with accountability or policing with impunity?
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Policing with accountability or policing with impunity?

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. Continue reading

Bereaved families wait up to seven years for inquests
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Bereaved families wait up to seven years for inquests

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 … Continue reading