Press Conference

11.00am Wed 2 May 2018

Sheku Bayoh Death in Police Custody

About this event

Press Conference with the family of Sheku Bayoh on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at the Royal Faculty in Procurators of Glasgow at 11.15am. Present will be: Collette Bell (partner of Mr Bayoh); Kadi Johnson (sister of Mr Bayoh); and Aamer Anwar, Solicitor for the Bayoh family. Aamer Anwar stated: “On May 3rd it will be the three years since Sheku Bayoh was restrained by up to nine police officers and lost his life. Since then Sheku’s loved ones have waited for clarity as to the circumstances in which their beloved son, brother and partner died. Despite the passage of time, their pain remains raw and their grief made worse by the failure of the authorities to provide them with the answers they are entitled to. Now they have decided enough is enough and on Wednesday Sheku’s family will reveal the full details of the civil action, as well as the new demands they will now place on the Scottish Government and Crown Office. Also on Wednesday INQUEST’s Director, Deborah Coles will raise the unacceptable delay in uncovering the truth and establishing accountability with Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism. The family allege that Police Scotland’s officers failed in their duty of reasonable care to protect the life of Sheku Bayoh. No amount of money will bring Sheku Bayoh back – this, for the family, is about justice.”

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