Celebs and relatives of Martin Luther King Jr. call for new probe into his death

Injusticesource: Daily Mail
published: 1 January 2019

A group of concerned US citizens are calling for new probes into the murders of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

The Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) has alleged in a statement released on Saturday that conspiracies at play in each of the four assassinations were covered up by the government.

‘On the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of over 60 prominent American citizens is calling upon Congress to reopen the investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy,’ the statement said.

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Police watchdog admits that investigations must ‘speed up’

IOPC website

source: BBC News
published: 21 December 2018

The police watchdog has admitted its investigations take too long – with officers facing misconduct probes suspended on full pay for years. Data shows almost half of the UK’s suspended officers have been off-duty for at least a year.

One, who has retrained as a priest, told the BBC he has spent five years being paid “unnecessarily” for a job he does not want to do. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it must do better.

From the 31 forces that provided information to the BBC through a Freedom of Information request, 71 of the 153 officers (46%) who were fully suspended from duty in October 2018 had been suspended since at least November 2017.

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Sheku Bayoh: Fresh questions over death in police custody

Refugees on a boat

source: BBC News
published: 17 December 2018

New evidence uncovered by BBC Scotland has raised fresh questions about the way police officers treated a man who died in their custody. Fife father-of-two Sheku Bayoh, 31, died in 2015 after being restrained by police in Kirkcaldy.

CCTV, other footage and documents obtained by the BBC casts doubt on some of the officers’ accounts of the events that led to the death. Police Scotland said they could not comment while the case was ongoing.

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