Campaign group, 4WardEverUK, has launched the new National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund website.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said three people died after being held in a police cell, and another five died after being held in a cell, becoming unwell and then being pronounced dead in hospital.
Over the last 8+ years 4WardEverUK has compiled one of the largest single online listings of the annual United Families & Friends Campaign protests. UFFC is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in custody.
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.