Independent report

Deaths and serious incidents in police custody

This independent review into serious incidents and deaths in custody, undertaken by Dame Elish Angiolini, began its work in October 2015.

Documents

Report of the independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody

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Deaths in police custody: a review of the international evidence

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Details

The review’s aims included examining the procedures and processes surrounding deaths and serious incidents in police custody, including the lead up to such incidents and the immediate aftermath, through to the conclusion of official investigations.

The report makes 110 recommendations.

The review of the international evidence research report provides a summary of the published research literature and administrative data on deaths in or following police custody, and apparent suicides following police custody, to support the independent review chaired by the Rt Hon. Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC.

The government response, also published on 30 October 2017, addresses Dame Elish Angiolini’s recommendations thematically, according to the categories under which they are summarised in her report. You can read the government response on GOV.UK.

Published 30 October 2017