The inquest into the death of a teenager who died after being detained by police is set to continue before a jury this morning. Mzee Mohammed Daley , 18, had been detained following an incident at Liverpool ONE shopping centre, on the afternoon of July 13, 2016.
Mzee, originally from Toxteth but who was living in Kensington at the time, “became unwell” after being restrained by security staff and police and was later pronounced dead.
The inquest is set to last four weeks and will take place at Gerard Majella Courthouse in Boundary Street and will be presided over by Chief Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral, Andre Rebello.
It’s been four and a half years since Sheku Bayoh died in Scottish police custody and now, for the first time, his family is allowing itself to hope they will get some answers.
“My brother was a much-loved father and family man and a well-liked member of his community,” said Kadijatu Johnson, Bayoh’s sister. “He didn’t deserve to die like this, and we as a family deserved better than to be treated in the way that we have been.”
Last week, after Scotland’s lord advocate confirmed that no charges would be brought against any of the nine police officers the family believe were involved, the Scottish government announced a rare, judge-led public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Bayoh’s death.
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