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Lord Ramsbottom, G4S and The Church’s Liability for Perverted Priests


Lord Ramsbottom , G4S and The Church’s Liability for Perverted Priests Lord Ramsbotham, a former chief inspector of prisons has condemned the decision not to bring charges against three G4S guards over the death of a detainee as “perverse”, insisting

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Posted in Corporate Manslaughter, Positional Asphyxia

Jimmy Mubenga’s Widow Talks About Life Without Jimmy


Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died while being restrained by private security contractors while being deported to Angola. On the first anniversary of his death, his widow Makenda Kambana candidly talked about life without Jimmy. To see the video >>>click here In

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Posted in Corporate Manslaughter, Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia

Poor Training Results in Aussie Doorstaff Killing a Man in Restraint


Yet again another person has died from positional asphyxiation due to being restrained on the ground by two door staff in Sydney, Australia. Although the two door staff were found not guilty the Deputy Coroner highlighted the fact that they

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia

Police and other authorities can now be prosecuted over deaths in custody in England, Scotland and Wales


Legislation which has now come into effect means police forces, the MoD, UK Border Agency and private firms managing people held in custody can be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter. The main legislation came into force three years ago but ministers

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Corporate Manslaughter Law Extended to Custody Premises


If you have been following our last few posts you will see that another company has been charged with Corporate Manslaughter. Now the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is being extended to prosecute deaths that occur in custody, including

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Posted in Positional Asphyxia, Reasonable Force

PC Simon Harwood to Be Prosecuted for Manslaughter


PC Simon Harwood is to be prosecuted for Manslaughter for the death of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper vendor who died at the G20 protests in the City of London in 2009. To read our full article on this announcement go

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First Corporate Manslaughter Conviction – Could You Be Next?


On the 16th February 2011, at Winchester Crown Court, Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings became the first company to be convicted of the offence of Corporate Manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. They were fined a total £385,000.00. The

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Posted in Positional Asphyxia, Reasonable Force, Self Defence Instructors

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