#Human Rights
10 Downing Street
United Kingdom

4WardEver UK and The United Families & Friends Campaign challenges the Prime Minister to intervene in what we believe to be a lack of justice for families following a death in custody.

What We Demand:

-Deaths must be investigated by a body that is genuinely independent of the

-Prison & Mental Health deaths must be subject to a system of properly funded
investigation independent of the Prison Service and Health Service.
-Officers involved in custody deaths are suspended until investigations are

-Prosecutions should automatically follow 'unlawful killing' verdicts at inquests.

-Police forces are made accountable to the communities that they serve.
-Legal Aid and full disclosure of information be made to the relatives of the

-Officers and staff responsible for deaths should face criminal charges, even if

The following are statements from affected families:

"The struggle for justice for all the others that have died at the hands of the
state, goes on. We ask people to support us."

"It is not in the public interest for the victims of deaths in custody to be denied”

We, the undersigned, petition the British Prime Minister to ensure that the
Government does more to address the issue of people dying in the custody or care
of police, prison and mental health institutions.

The No.10 Petition Against Deaths in Custody petition to 10 Downing Street was written by Gaynor Kuye and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.