Thames Valley Police to hold misconduct hearings in public

What about the Youth?

Source: The IPCC
published: 12 May 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has directed Thames Valley Police to hold a misconduct hearing for five officers in public following the death of Habib Ullah in July 2008.

In August 2014 the IPCC announced that its investigation found a case to answer for gross misconduct against five Thames Valley police officers.

After the inquest concluded and following a mandatory consultation with interested parties, IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori has concluded that the high level of public interest; the gravity and seriousness of the case; and the need for transparency mean the full misconduct hearing should be held in public. Continue reading

No convictions over 500 black and Asian deaths in custody

Police - see-no-evilsource: The Guardian
published: 21 March 2015

More than 500 black and ethnic minority individuals have died in suspicious circumstances while in state detention over the past 24 years, but not a single official has been successfully prosecuted, a report examining institutional racism has revealed.

The report, by the Institute of Race Relations, concludes that too little has changed to prevent black and Asian people dying in detention and that seemingly racist attitudes remain a concern, with a “large proportion of these deaths involving undue force and many more a culpable lack of care”. Continue reading

High Wycombe police officers face misconduct hearing after misadventure verdict

Police in Jacketsource: Get Bucks
published: 3 March 2015

Thames Valley Police officers will face a misconduct hearing concerning the death of a man nearly seven years ago. Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah, 39, of Slough, Berkshire, collapsed during a routine stop and search in a car park in High Wycombe in July 2008.

During the search by Thames Valley Police officers, he had breathing problems and later died in hospital. At the inquest, which ended yesterday, the the 11 jurors gave a verdict of misadventure, with a narrative conclusion attached.

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