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Inquest jury says death of Rashan Charles was an accident

Police failure to admit any responsibility for death of young black Londoner will set back community relations “for generations” family says.

Did police officer involved in Rashan restraint do what he was trained to do?

Police officers’ use of force must be Proportionate to the threat, Lawful, Accountable and Necessary. Inquest hears expert testimony on Days Six and Seven.

Rashan Charles, encounters with police and support services

Rashan’s final visits to his GP and encounters with the police and social services. Day Six of the inquest into the death of a young Londoner.

Rashan Charles inquest: ‘He went from being arrested to clearly struggling and needing help’

Police officers tell of fatal pursuit of a young black Londoner. Witnesses recall Rashan “struggling to breathe” while under restraint. Inquest report from Days Four, Five and Six.

‘I’m a first aider’ said man who helped restrain and handcuff Rashan

Rashan Charles inquest, Day Three: A ‘confused, shocked and panicked’ police officer. A ‘member of the public’ who intervened ‘without thinking’. Jury asks: Who was in charge? 

‘My concern was his safety’ Police officer on Rashan Charles restraint

Officer denies using unauthorised neck hold and combat throw on young black Londoner. Asked what was in his mind, officer says: drugs, gangs, weapons. Inquest, Day Two. 

Rashan Charles: Inquest into death after restraint by police officer and ‘member of the public’

Coroner questions police officer on his decision to let a man described as a ‘member of the public’ assist in lethal restraint of young black man. Inquest, Day One.

On the lethal restraint of young black Londoner, Rashan Charles

The police claimed that an officer intervened to prevent a young man from harming himself. Video evidence suggests a different story. (warning: distressing)

Rashman: Police watchdog to investigate lethal restraint of young black man in Hackney

  • Police claim officer “intervened” to “prevent the man from harming himself”. But video shows sustained restraint. (warning: distressing)
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