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Allegedly 500 deaths in custody since 1991 – though not one conviction

According to INQUEST (2017), the charity supporting families of victims who die in custody,  there have been no successful murder or manslaughter prosecutions of state agents involved in a death in police custody or prison. Yet 10 unlawful killing conclusions (formerly known as verdicts) have been found and upheld.

There are around 500 people from the black or minority ethnic communities who have died as a result of interaction with police or prison or immigration officers or their private proxies (defendtherighttoprotest.org, 2016).

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Jimmy Mubenga and his wife Adrienne Makenda Kambana Jimmy Mubenga and his wife Adrienne Makenda Kambana (The Guardian, 2014) and PA

 


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