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After the Mark Duggan verdict, we explore the issue of deaths in police custody
Posted: 15/01/2014 01:50 PM

LAST MONTH, the college of Policing announced it would review their training policy to prevent people dying in police care following pressure from campaigners.

The College will be looking into areas such as how and when people should be restrained and how to deal with those who have mental health problems.

Nearly 1,000 people have died in police custody over the past 20 years, and despite the fact that people of African Caribbean heritage only account for three per cent of the population they make up more than 20 per cent of that number.

On January 8, a jury concluded that police officers opened fire and lawfully killed unarmed father-of-six Mark Duggan during a pre-panned operation to arrest him, sparking the deaths in custody debate once more.

Here, we reflect on some of the lives lost over the years.