Sheku Bayoh

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The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain KC, has made a case for criminal prosecutions against Police Scotland over the death of Sheku Bayoh in 2015, The Sunday Times reports. Ms Bain represented the family of Mr Bayoh when she was at the bar. It has now emerged that she challenged the decision of her predec

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Investigations over deaths in police custody should be finished within a year, Dame Elish Angiolini QC has said. Giving evidence to Holyrood's Justice Committee, she pointed out that the complaints process was as complicated as the “wiring system of the Starship Enterprise” – refer

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The independent public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh will be “thorough and fearless”, its chair has said. In a video statement to mark the opening of the inquiry, Lord Bracadale set out the background to the inquiry, its purpose, how it will be carried out and how people can keep

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The independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody will begin next Monday, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced. Lord Bracadale, a former Senator of the College of Justice, will lead the statutory inquiry and will announce how it will

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Compass Chambers has announced the appointment of Angela Grahame QC as senior counsel to the Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry. The inquiry will be chaired by Lord Bracadale and it will examine the circumstances of the death of Sheku Bayoh, who died in police custody on 3 May 2015.

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The remit of the independent public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh – who died in 2015 – has been announced. Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said that the statutory public inquiry will examine the circumstances leading up to the death of Mr Bayoh, the post-incident managem

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Lord Bracadale is to lead an independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh. The appointment of Lord Bracadale, a former Senator of the College of Justice, was announced by Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf.

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A statutory public inquiry will be held to examine the circumstances leading up to and following the death of Sheku Bayoh, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced. In a statement to Parliament, Mr Yousaf said the process of appointing the chair of the inquiry will begin shortly. Mr Yousaf will

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The Crown Office has said the evidence in relation to the events surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh in May 2015 does not warrant prosecution. It said the decision had been made after a “thorough review” but added a prosecution could be brought in the future if new facts come to light.

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Two police officers involved in the incident which led to the death of Sheku Bayoh have successfully challenged decisions to refuse their requests to retire on medical grounds. PC Nicole Short and PC Alan Paton, who have both been sick leave since the incident four years ago and who have yet to be t

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