“We know racism played a big part in our brother’s death and has played a role in denying us justice,” said the sister of Bayoh, on the fourth anniversary of his death in police custody.
Sheku Bayoh died while being restrained by police using batons, CS gas, pepper spray and restraints on his legs and arms
Family first demanded a public inquiry in 2018 after the Lord Advocate decided not to prosecute any of the officers involved
Both the family of Bayoh and their lawyer Aamer Anwar have argued that racism was a factor in Bayoh’s death, and that dishonest attempts have subsequently been made by police sources to smear his reputation
New evidence uncovered by BBC Scotland has raised fresh questions about the way police officers treated a man who died in their custody. Fife father-of-two Sheku Bayoh, 31, died in 2015 after being restrained by police in Kirkcaldy.
CCTV, other footage and documents obtained by the BBC casts doubt on some of the officers’ accounts of the events that led to the death. Police Scotland said they could not comment while the case was ongoing.