Janet Butler

Janet's son Lloyd Butler died in police custody in 2010. In 2014, a jury found that Lloyd was incapable due to alcohol consumption and that he should have been taken to hospital for treatment rather than detained in police custody.

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Michelle Chadwick

Michelle's brother Mark Camm died in June 2004 after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly. He was in fact suffering from a brain aneurysm but was not taken to hospital until 25 hours after his arrest, where he later died. Inadequate assessments, lack of clear communication and a delay in seeking medical attention were found to have contributed to his death.

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Tony Herbert

Tony's son James Herbert died in police custody 2010. The inquest heard that restraint, a lack of communication amongst the officers regarding James’ mental health and a delay in calling for medical help may have contributed to his death.

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Lee Jarman

Lee’s brother Kevin Scarlett had history of mental ill health. He died in 2013 in Woodhill Prison. The jury returned a critical narrative identifying a number of steps that should have been followed to safeguard Kevin against a risk of suicide and self-harm.

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Lee Lawrence

In 1985, Lee’s mother Dorothy Cherry Groce was shot and paralysed by police officers following an ill planned dawn raid on her home. She died in 2011. The jury found that the shot resulted in medical complications leading to Cherry’s death.

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Bernard McLaughlin

Bernard’s son John McLaughlin had a long history of mental ill health. He was detained under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act. Shortly before his death he was placed in isolation under observations. He suffocated on a pillow. The jury identified failures including in observations and emergency response.

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Tippa Naphtali

Tippa’s cousin, Mikey Powell had a history of mental illness. He was violently restrained by officers whilst in a distressed state in 2003. An inquest jury found that Mikey died from positional asphyxia.

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Marci Rigg

Marcia’s brother Sean Rigg lived in a hostel for men with mental health difficulties. During a relapse, Sean was restrained in the prone position and died following transfer to Brixton Police Station. The jury returned a four page litany of failures by South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, the police officers and others.

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Stacey Green

Stacey’s 17-year-old sister Sara Green died whilst an inpatient in a mental health setting funded by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. She died in 2014 following an act of self-harm.

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