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IPCC publish statistics on deaths during or following police contact in England & Wales 2014/15

The Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) has published their statistical analysis on deaths during and following police contact which occurred between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015.  During this period

     
  • Seventeen people died in or following police custody.
       
  • Eight people were identified as having mental health concerns.
   
  • Sixteen people were known to have a link to alcohol and / or drugs they had recently consumed, were intoxicated from, were in possession of, or had known issues with drugs or alcohol at the time of their arrest.
   
  • Ten people had been restrained by officers before their death.
   
  • Two incidents involved the use of Taser, of which one also included the use of a police dog.
      For full details please visit the IPCC website here.

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