Kingsley Burrell ‘had his head covered during police custody’, pre-inquest hears


Kingsley Burrellsource: Birmingham Mail
published:  25 November 2014

A Birmingham man who died in police custody had his head covered with a sheet or blanket, it emerged at the city’s coroner’s court.

Kingsley Burrell, 29, from Hockley, died four days after he was detained in March 2011. His family have always claimed he was restrained using excessive force.

An inquest is finally due to take place in February.

At a pre-inquest hearing today, Birmingham coroner Louise Hunt said the dad-of-three had what could have been a sheet or blanket “wrapped around his head”.

She added that three pathologists had each given a “slightly different” cause of death. Mrs Hunt said she would ask them to consider what impact restraint had an impact on the cause of death and whether there was any evidence of a Taser being used.

They will also investigate the effect on Mr Burrell’s breathing of having a sheet or blanket wrapped around his head.

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