Sheku Bayoh family still no closer to what caused his death in custody


Sheku Bayoh & Family
Sheku Bayoh

source: The Daily Record
published: 12 June 2016

Pathologists working on the Sheku Bayoh investigation have still not established how he died 13 months ago. He was pronounced dead following an altercation with up to nine officers in a street near his home on May 3, 2015.

Pathologists, including two who worked on the Hillsborough inquiry, have carried out extensive tests since then to try to find what caused his death.

Family members believe Sheku, 31, died from positional asphyxiation caused by the actions of the officers involved. Petechial haemorrhages were present in his eyes, a sign associated with asphyxiation.

Other causes which have been discussed include the controversial diagnosis of excited delirium, which critics say is often used to try to explain away deaths in police custody.

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