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Police watchdog releases latest data on deaths in custody

Video: Ken Hinds, chair of Haringey’s Independent Stop and Search Monitoring Group

Britain’s Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published the latest data on deaths during or following police contact, just as the Black Lives Matter movement formally launches in the UK.

The annual IPCC report examines the period between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

It found there were 14 deaths in or following police custody, 3 fatal police shootings, 13 deaths from traffic accidents related to police pursuit and 60 from suicide following custody.

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