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REST IN POWER.

There have been 1774 deaths in police custody or otherwise following contact with the police in England & Wales since 1990.

We have dedicated this page in memory of Black people who have been killed by state violence in the UK.

  • The proportion of BAME deaths in custody where restraint is a feature is over two times greater than it is in other deaths in custody.

  • The proportion of BAME deaths in custody where use of force is a feature is over two times greater than it is in other deaths in custody.

  • The proportion of BAME deaths in custody where mental health-related issues are a feature is nearly two times greater than it is in other deaths in custody.

(Inquest)

* DISCLAIMER - THE CASE STUDIES BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF POLICE AND STATE VIOLENCE.

The following 5 case studies below do not count towards the 1774 deaths in police custody in England and Wales, because:

* Sheku Bayoh was killed by police in Scotland.

* Julian Cole is thankfully still alive, but he has been included in this database because of the scale of his injuries.

* Both Sarah Reed and Daniel Adewole died in prison, but they have been included to highlight state neglect in prisons.

* Jimmy Mubenga was killed by G4S.