By Ken Fero / @KenFero
“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
The power of film to document stories, inspire action and agitate for change has run hand in hand with revolutionary cells, social struggles and mass movements. One of the critical points of our current situation is a rupture within our […]Read more →
The family of Sean Rigg, who died in police custody in Brixton in 2008, will be leading a vigil at Brixton Police station tonight to mark the 5th anniversary of his death.
There will be a laying of flowers, lighting of candles and prayer.
All are welcome from 7pm to join the family for a peaceful time […]
By Crow Bar
Christopher Alder, a trainee computer programmer and former British Army paratrooper who had served in the Falklands War and Northern Ireland, died face down, handcuffed, with his trousers around his ankles on the floor of a police station in Hull in April 1998. Alder, a 37-year-old black man, had been assaulted outside a […]
Date: Thursday 27 June 2013, The Molineux Conference Centre, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Minister of State for Health Norman Lamb MP, Shadow Health Minister Andy Burnham MP, the Metropolitan Police’s lead for Mental Health Commander Christine Jones and West Midlands Police , Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones and chair of the IPCC Dame Anne Owers, will be among the […]Read more →
By Koos Couvée
An investigation that cleared police officers involved in the death of Sean Rigg is not worth the paper it is written on, an independent review has concluded.
Sean Rigg, 40, died after being restrained and arrested in 2008 in Brixton, south London.
The initial IPCC report found no evidence of wrongdoing by police officers.
Officers from the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigating the death of Sean Rigg, who died in police custody at Brixton police station in 2008, yesterday arrested two serving and one retired Metropolitan Service Police (MPS) officers in connection with the on-going investigation and evidence given at the inquest into his death.
• Police Sergeant A, 50, was […]
By Ken Fero
Migrant Media has just released ‘Who Polices The Police?’ a documentary on the complicity of the Independent Police Complaints Commission in deaths in custody and the struggle of one family for justice. The film’s director, Ken Fero, writes about the making of the film and on the images that the police do not […]
The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals.
It includes the families of Roger Sylvester, Leon Patterson, Rocky Bennett, Alton Manning, Christopher Alder, […]
Black Mental Health UK are among the organisations contributing to a civil society seminar included in the UK visit of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent organised by the Runnymede Trust and the Open Society Justice Initiative.
The United Nations Working Group (UNWG) of Experts on People of African Descent […]
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 […]
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