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Unlawful Killing Verdicts and Prosecutions

Unlawful killing verdicts and prosecutions

Click  on graph for detailed figures on Unlawful Killing Verdicts

All Statistics of deaths in custody.

The data below represents the number of unlawful killing verdicts and manslaughter or other serious prosecutions of state agents in cases of deaths in prison or in police custody or pursuits since 1990 that INQUEST is aware of.  The data is shown by the year the verdict was returned at an inquest or trial. Where no year is shown there were no unlawful killing verdicts returned. *

2006
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Mikey Powell Police Custody Yes – ten officers tried for various offences – charges dropped for four officers at trial in June 2006, remainder acquitted August 2006 Yes Narrative UK Black
Robin Goodenough Police Custody Yes – three officers tried for manslaughter in 2005 – jury failed to reach verdict; retried for assault in 2006- acquitted No N/A UK White
2004
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Harry Stanley Police Shooting No Yes Unlawful killing; overturned at Judicial Review, May 2005 UK White
2003
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Roger Sylvester Police Custody No Yes Unlawful killing; quashed on a technicality UK Black
2002
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Christopher Alder Police Custody 5 officers charged with manslaughter – trial collapsed 2002 Yes Unlawful killing Black
2001
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
James Ashley Police Shooting Yes – trial halted 2001 No N/A UK White
1998
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Alton Manning Prison No yes Unlawful killing Black
1997
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Ibrahima Sey Police Custody No Yes Unlawful killing Black
David Ewin Police Shooting Yes– acquitted at retrial 1997 No N/A UK White
1996
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Shiji Lapite Police Custody No Yes Unlawful killing Black
1995
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Richard O’Brien Police Custody Yes – acquitted at trial 1999 Yes Unlawful killing Irish
Joy Gardner Police / Immigration Yes – acquitted 1995 No N/A Black
1993
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Leon Patterson Police Custody No Yes a) Unlawful killing quashed
b) new inquest 1996: “misadventure contributed to by neglect”
Black
Omasase Lumumba Prison No Yes Unlawful killing Black
1991
Name Type Prosecution Inquest Verdict Ethnicity
Oliver Pryce Police Custody No Yes Unlawful killing Black
Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring

* There has been a relatively recent increase in polce officers being charged with lesser offences following deaths in police custody. When more reliable information is available we will update the website.

There were also verdicts of Unlawful Killing returned at the inquest in 2003 into the deaths of two teenagers who died following a police pursuit in the Mersey Tunnel.

 

Source: http://inquest.gn.apc.org/website/statistics/unlawful-killing-verdicts

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