Deaths in custody report ‘will not improve trust’

A forthcoming report of a government review into deaths in custody will do little to boost public confidence in the judicial system, according to human rights campaigners.

In 2015, then-home secretary Theresa May, now Prime Minister, commissioned an independent review into police deaths in custody which was to include an investigation into racial disproportionality. The report was due to be published over a year ago.

The delay in its publication led a coalition of race equality campaigners that included former Met chief superintendent Leroy Logan, Duwayne Brooks, Lord Herman Ouseley and Dr. Wanda Wyporska to demand the report be published. In a letter to The Guardian, they argued that the delay in publication suggested the Government was holding back on publishing the report.

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