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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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Posted in Corporate Manslaughter, Positional Asphyxia, Reasonable Force

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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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

Second Inquest into the Death of Adam Rickwood Starts Today


The Second Inquest into the death of Adam Rickwood Starts Today If you would like to read the full article on this then go to: http://www.nfps.info/_webapp_253637/Second_Inquest_into_the_Death_of_Adam_Rickwood_begins Mark Dawes

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia, Reasonable Force

Second Inquest into the Death of Adam Rickwood Starts Today


Second Inquest into the Death of Adam Rickwood Starts Today.

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333 Deaths in Police Custody – No Convictions


Since 1998 there have been 333 deaths in police custody, yet not one officer has been convicted according to a recent Independent Police Complaints Commission Study.

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Posted in Physical Intervention, Positional Asphyxia, Reasonable Force

$1 Million Settlement for Death Due to Positional Asphyxiation


$1 Million Settlement for Death Due to Positional Asphyxia In tomorrows e-mail newsletter which is scheduled to go out at 0930 hours tomorrow morning we will be reporting on the recent civil lawsuit settlement in a case  where a man

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Posted in Positional Asphyxia, Reasonable Force

Man Who Died on Flight was ‘Heavily Restrained’


Man Who Died on Flight was ‘Heavily Restrained’ Jimmy Mubenga collapsed and died after security guards attempted to escort him on a British Airways commercial flight to Angola on Tuesday night. Four passengers on the aircraft have told the Guardian

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Posted in Positional Asphyxia

Solicitors Instruction – Death Due to Restraint


Solicitors Instruction – Death Due to Restraint I have been asked by a solicitor who has seen our Understanding Reasonable Force Audio Set and heard the extracts from the set online, about using the information in a case where a

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Posted in Positional Asphyxia, Products, Reasonable Force

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