Independent Review into Deaths in Police Custody - call for evidence
29 February 2016
The Home Secretary has announced an independent review, conducted by Dame Elish Angiolini QC, after hearing from the families of Sean Rigg and Olaseni Lewis who died following police restraint.
The review will consider deaths which take place in police custody, following police use of force and self-inflicted deaths within 48 hours of release from custody.
INQUEST Director Deborah Coles has been appointed special advisor to the review. INQUEST is organising family listening days and carrying out policy work to inform the review. INQUEST will also be submitting a detailed response to the consultation.
To access the public consultation questions and background information on the review please click on this link.
INQUEST would like to encourage bereaved families, lawyers and all others associated with our work to provide their views to the consultation.
The closing date is 6 May 2016.
‘You lot do a wonderful job and people who are right at the top need to acknowledge your work and what you do for the families. Without your help we wouldn’t know where to start. You found out lawyer and you put us on the right track. People need to hear from families and how they are affected by this long process’
– Bereaved family member