Campaigners alarmed at College of Policing’s ‘Protection after police contact deaths’ policy

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published: 14 September 2020

Families of custody death victims and campaign groups have raised serious concerns about the College of Policing’s recent announcement of a new ‘Protection after police contact deaths’ policy in conjunction with the Police Federation.

In a statement on the Police Federation website they said; “Officers involved in deaths or serious injuries will be given protection in College of Policing policy – akin to colleagues who carry firearms. Today (July 6) the College has launched a Death or Serious Injury Authorised Professional Practice (DSI APP) policy.”

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Filmmaker Ken Fero: ‘There are serious problems here in terms of deaths in police custody’

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source: Channel4.com News
published:  29 August 2020

The Black Lives Matter protests have highlighted concerns about police violence – not just in the United States but here too.

Almost 20 years ago Ken Fero’s film, ‘Injustice’ documented deaths in police custody during the 1990s. Campaigners have petitioned for it to be shown on Channel 4 – but now it will screen at the British Film Institute in London.

We sat down with Ken Fero and Samantha Patterson – who appeared in his later film Po Po, about the death of her brother Jason McPherson in 2007.

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Christopher Alder’s sister plans new legal challenge after ‘deeply disturbing’ evidence

Janet, sister of Christopher Alder - Image credit Wasi Danijuall credits: Hull Daily Mail
published: 24 August 2020

The sister of Christopher Alder, who died in police custody, is continuing her battle for justice with plans to launch a legal challenge against South Yorkshire Police.

Former paratrooper Christopher, 37, died on the floor of the custody suite in Queens Gardens police station in Hull in the early hours of April 1, 1998. Read more.

After an inquest returned a verdict of “unlawful killing” in 2000, five Humberside Police officers stood trial for the manslaughter of Christopher, alongside misconduct charges.

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