Home secretary committed to solving deaths in custody crisis

Borstal young offender cellsource: The Voice Online
published: 4 May 2015

Theresa May has expressed solidarity with those who have lost family members as a result of deaths in custody. In a revealing letter written by May, she echoed the sentiments of families who feel let down by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The families of Sean Rigg and Olaseni Lewis, young black men who died in police custody in 2008 and 2010 respectively, met with the home secretary in January.

Following their meeting, in a two-page letter addressed to the Rigg’s family lawyer Daniel Machover, May outlined key areas of concern and accepted that more needed to be done in order to produce “meaningful solutions”.

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About Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

Zinzi Eka-Naphtali has been a volunteer with 4WardEver UK since 2007/2008. She assists with researching information and submitting them for inclusion on the website, and manages other on-line resources developed by 4WardEver and its associate organisations. 4WardEver UK was launched in 2006 by Tippa Naphtali the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.

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