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Neglect finding in highly critical inquest verdict into restraint death

Related Member(s):
Karon Monaghan QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Inquests and Inquiries

Kingsley Burrell, a 29 year old Black man from Birmingham, died on 31 March 2011 following a prolonged and brutal restraint by police and a failure by medical staff to provide basic medical care.  The 6 week inquest into his death has concluded with a verdict of neglect, amidst a raft of critical findings including that that police officers lied about the circumstances in which Kingsley was left in seclusion, and that unreasonable force by police contributed to the death.  Karon Monaghan QC was involved in this case.