By Zephaniah Samuels
The commitment by Scotland Yard Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe to refit hundreds of police vans with closed-circuit TV following concerns raised by the Rigg family over hidden abuse of suspects by officers could prove to be life saving.
The commitment comes after the Rigg family met with the commissioner this Summer in the wake of […]
VIDEO: Who Polices The Police?
(52minutes/UK/2012/Ken Fero/Migrant Media)
Sean Rigg dies in a caged area in Brixton Police Station in August 2008 and the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) are called in to investigate. Sean’s family are shocked at the death and this soon turns to anger when the government appointed IPCC begin to make error after […]
The coroner in the Sean Rigg inquest is expected to take a decision tomorrow on whether or not the death of Rigg, who died in police custody in Brixton in 2008, could be seen to be due to police neglect.
On Monday the coroner already ruled out the familyâ€™s submission for the jury to return a […]
With the storm over the not guilty verdict for PC Simon Harwood still raging, it’s time to ask some crucial questions and put the case into context. The following questions have been picked from Guardian articles (credit to Paul Lewis) and other internet sources.
Serious questions about the investigation and the trial remain:
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The Multicultural Politic, with a brand new look and a strengthened editorial team, Â was re-launched last night in a two-hour plenary and debate on the meaning of multiculturalism, and the challenges facing Londonâ€™s multicultural communities.
Guest speakers were Estelle du Boulay of the Newham Monitoring Project (NMP), Adam Eliot-Cooper of Ceasefire Magazine, and independent film maker […]
By Matilda MacAttram
With mental health service users making up a staggering 61% of those who lose their lives while in the custody of the state, health campaigners are hoping that the inquest into the tragic death of Sean Rigg, which started at Southwark Coroners Court yesterday, will highlight the need for radical reform in the […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
Days after it emerged that the organisation responsible for investigating police misconduct are unable to interview police officers who were involved in the shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham last year, campaigners are calling for the abolition of the Independent Police Complaints Comission (IPCC) and for a proper, citizen-led organisation to replace it.
Today we commemorate David Emmanuel, aka singer and entertainer Smiley Culture, who died at the hands of police during a raid at his home in Surrey one year ago.
Following Emmanuelâ€™s death police said that Smiley Culture had stabbed himself in the heart and had died from that single stab wound in the kitchen of his […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
Eleven years after the release of Injustice, a film about deaths in police custody, director Ken Fero remains a relatively unknown filmmaker. Despite having received several international awards and being dubbed â€œone of the most powerful films ever made in this countryâ€ by the Guardian, the film was never broadcast on British television. […]
By Zoe Stavri / @stavvers
Following my last dissatisfying evening with Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, Â it seemed almost masochistic to sit through a similar propaganda exercise all over again. Perhaps I am a glutton for punishment, though, as when presented with the opportunity to hear Hogan-Howe give a lecture on â€œtotal policingâ€ at LSE, I […]
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