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United Kingdom: Deaths in custody: lack of police accountability

, Index number: EUR 45/042/2000

This paper raises Amnesty International's concerns about individual custodial deaths in the United Kingdom. It illustrates the risks involved in methods of restraint used by police officers, and examines the flaws in the system of investigation and prosecution of these deaths in custody, raising the question of the impartiality and transparency of the procedures.

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