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Preventing deaths in police custody. The role of the custody visitor Deborah Coles co-director INQUEST. About INQUEST. Advice Casework Policy and research Campaigning. Police custody deaths in numbers. 269 deaths in police custody in last 10 years (to October 2013)

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preventing deaths in police custody

Preventing deaths in police custody

The role of the custody visitor

Deborah Coles co-director INQUEST

about inquest
About INQUEST
  • Advice
  • Casework
  • Policy and research
  • Campaigning
police custody deaths in numbers
Police custody deaths in numbers
  • 269 deaths in police custody in last 10 years (to October 2013)
  • 47 black and minority ethnic deaths
  • INQUEST has worked on 206 police custody deaths in the last 10 years
case study andrzej rymarzak
Case study: Andrzej Rymarzak
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Failure to follow procedure including:
  • Failure to conduct rousing checks
  • Failure to provide adequate medical care and treatment
case study thomas orchard
Case study: Thomas Orchard
  • Mental health
  • Restraint
  • Use of Emergency Response Belt (ERM)
  • Taken to police custody
  • Adequacy of medical care
key issues arising from inquest casework on deaths in police custody
Key issues arising from INQUEST casework on deaths in police custody
  • Mental health
  • Restraint (incl. Taser use)
  • Drug and alcohol intoxication
  • Drug swallowing
  • Medical care and role of FME
  • Self harm and self-inflicted deaths
cont d
Cont’d…
  • Communication problems
  • Training
  • Record keeping/monitoring
  • Cell design/Risk Assessments/Custodial Health & Safety
hmip hmic inspections of police custody
HMIP/HMIC inspections of police custody
  • Poor recording and analysis of use of force
  • Authorisation and incidence of strip searches and use of force – use of strip clothing
  • Too many mental health detainees in police custody
  • Unsatisfactory risk management
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Regulation 28 Prevention of Future Deaths reports (previously Rule 43 reports) and narrative conclusions/verdicts

Learning tool to prevent future fatalities

  • More meaningful outcome for bereaved families

Current limitations:

  • Lack of detailed monitoring, analysis or follow up
learning from deaths in custody
Learning from deaths in custody
  • The need for a more co-ordinated role on post-inquest learning from regulation, inspection and monitoring bodies
  • Integration of investigation and inquest findings and follow-up
  • Incorporate post inquest learning in Custody visitor role
about inquest1
About INQUEST
  • Learning from Death in Custody Inquests

http://www.inquest.org.uk/publications/learning-from-death-in-custody-inquests

  • ‘Inquest Law’ magazine – subscribe:

http://www.inquest.org.uk/ilg/inquest-law-magazine

inquest@inquest.org.uk

www.inquest.org.uk