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Police officer in death case resigned before disciplinary action

Family of Edson Da Costa were not informed of resignation over a year ago

The only police officer due to face misconduct proceedings over the death of a black man resigned before a disciplinary hearing could take place, the Observer can reveal. read more

He was 25, a father and a car mechanic. Five minutes after being stopped by police on 15 June 2017, he was lying unresponsive on the ground. After an inquest and inquiry, family and friends are still fighting for justice read more

Deaths In Police Custody: Why Has No Police Officer Been Convicted?



The treatment of people in police custody has come under intense scrutiny since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – and not just in the US. More than 1740 people have died in custody or following police contact in England & Wales since 1990 – with recent figures showing Black people twice as likely to die as white people. Questions have also been raised about how accountable the police are for deaths of people under their watch. There has been no successful murder or manslaughter prosecution against a police officer. Here, we speak to civil liberties lawyer Leslie Thomas and political scientist Dr Floyd Millen.

Published Youtube: 19th jUun 2020

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