Kaleif Browder, the then-teenager who was accused of stealing a backpack and held on NY’s Rikers Island for three years before the prosecution dropped the charges, killed himself yesterday. A heartbreaking end to an incredibly tragic story.
The violence that he suffered while an inmate can be seen viewed here:
Violence inside Rikers Prison
WARNING: The video contains images that may be distressing to viewers.
The IPCC will investigate whether there was ‘full, frank and truthful’ disclosure of information to public inquiry into Stephen Lawrence case
Dishonest police officers will face up to 14 years’ imprisonment under a new criminal offence of police corruption unveiled in the wake of allegations of serious failings in Scotland Yard’s investigation into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence
Three of Britain’s biggest police forces face damning criticism over their failure to hold racist officers to account after it emerged that their internal investigations have failed to uphold a single discrimination complaint from members of the public.
The police watchdog has urged the Metropolitan Police to stop an officer quitting so he can face misconduct proceedings after a death in custody
The home secretary has ordered a public inquiry into the undercover infiltration of political groups after an independent inquiry confirmed that Scotland Yard had spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence.
Theresa May‘s decision came after an inquiry conducted by Mark Ellison QC found that the Metropolitan police planted “a spy in the Lawrence family camp”.
In a dark day for the Met’s reputation, May branded the revelations “profoundly shocking and disturbing”, adding that “policing stands damaged today”. She warned that the “full truth” had yet to emerge.
Theresa May orders a new public enquiry as the report by Mark Ellison QC suggests extensive corruption within the Metropolitan Police Force during the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The report can be accessed here:
The home secretary must order a public inquiry into undercover police who spy on political campaigners or the family of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence will sue, human rights campaigners have been told.