Sheku Bayoh: Family feel ‘betrayed’ over decision not to prosecute officers

Justice 4 Sheku Bayoh @ UFFC Rally London 2018
Justice 4 Sheku Bayoh @ UFFC London 2018

source: BBC News
published: 11 November 2019

The family of a Fife man who died in police custody said they felt “betrayed” after being told that no-one will be prosecuted over his death. Sheku Bayoh never regained consciousness after being restrained by officers in a Kirkcaldy street in 2015.

The 31-year-old, who had taken the drugs MDMA and Flakka, was found to have suffered 23 separate injuries.

His family said CCTV and phone footage cast doubt on claims made by officers about events leading up to his death. They have described the decision not to prosecute the officers as a “betrayal of justice” and are now calling for a public inquiry

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Relatives of slain man revive lawsuit against New Orleans over 2009 police shooting

Adolph Grimes
Adolph Grimes III

source: New Orleans Advocate
published: 4 November 2019

More than a decade after he was killed in a hail of gunfire by New Orleans Police Department officers, relatives of a Brother Martin High School graduate have revived their lawsuit against the city.

Family members first sued the city a month after the killing of Adolph Grimes III on New Year’s Day in 2009, but the case was put on hold while the U.S. Department of Justice considered whether to bring civil rights charges.

The feds decided not to pursue criminal charges in 2013. It wasn’t until this August, however, that the civil case sputtered to life with a new filing from the mother of Grimes’ son.

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Family’s fight for justice after 2004 officer-involved shooting will take a new turn

Michael Bell Jr
Michael Bell Jr

source: WTMJ News
published: 4 November 2019

The family of a man killed by Kenosha Police in 2004 is not giving up on their fight for justice.

Michael Bell Jr. was killed after he was pulled over by police in November, 2004. He was shot during a struggle with police when an officer believed Bell had reached for his weapon.

The officers involved were quickly cleared in the shooting after an internal investigation.

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