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 […]
This Saturday in Tottenham, the families of Joy Gardner, Mark Duggan, Roger Sylvester and Cynthia Jarrett are coming together in a special event to mark the 20th Anniversary of the brutal killing of Joy Gardner and the 2nd Anniversary of the killing of Mark Duggan under the platform of JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED!
The families […]
By Crow Bar
A retired High Court judge who presided over the inquiry into the police shooting of Azelle Rodney has concluded there was no lawful justification for the killing. But will the officer who shot and killed Rodney be brought to justice?
On Friday Sir Christopher Holland, chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry, published a report […]
By Koos CouvÃ©e
An investigation that cleared police officers involved in the death of Sean Rigg Â 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.
After the multi-award winning feature Injustice, documenting the struggles of families who lost loved ones at the hands of the police, comes a powerful and poetic cinema documentary about resistance to state brutality. Its makers, Migrant Media, are now fundraising to complete post-production on the film and initial distribution. Please support this effort, donate as […]Read more →
On 24th March, Boniface Umale, an international student from Nigeria, was arrested by Northumbria Police and taken into custody at Durham Prison. He later died at the prison in unexplained circumstances. Shockingly the prison attempted to cremate his body without informing his family and even before informing the Nigerian High Commission of his death.Â This […]
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.
â€¢Â 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 […]
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