Sheku Bayoh inquiry hears police officers want immunity

Sheku Bayoh
Sheku Bayoh

source: The Scotsman
published: 22 February 2022

At a preliminary hearing for the public inquiry into the death of the 31-year-old after being restrained by police, lawyers warned that there could be “unanswered questions and uncertainty” from a lack of answers unless they were given certain immunity.

Lawyers for the Scottish Police Federation and the officers involved want undertakings that no evidence given to the inquiry by any officer will be used against them in any criminal proceedings or used to decide if they should be prosecuted.

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National Mikey Powell Family Fund & UFFC launch Legacy Fund

Children and young people at protest rally
Children and young people at a protest rally

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 26 October 2021

The Legacy Fund is a new funding stream that will be administered by the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) on behalf of the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) and Migrant Media.

UFFC is a coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody, and supports others in similar situations. Established in 1997 initially as a network of black families, over recent years the group has expanded and now includes the families and friends of people from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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Lynette White murder: Cardiff Five are victims, chief says

Lynette White
Lynette White

published: 9th March 2009
source:  BBC News

Members of the so-called “Cardiff Five” should be “recognised as victims”, a senior police officer has said. John Actie, Ronnie Actie, Stephen Miller, Tony Paris and Yusef Abdullahi spent time in prison after being falsely accused of murdering 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff in 1988.

Former Chief Constable of South Wales Police [Forece] Matt Jukes said he was “sorry for the effect on their lives”. He was speaking on a BBC documentary about the case, A Killing In Tiger Bay.

It has been described as as one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in UK legal history.

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