100’s pledge support for family of Kingsley Burrell

Kingsley Burrelloriginally by: Birmingham Mail
9th April 2011

Hundreds of people packed a city community centre to show their support for the family of a Birmingham father who died in police custody.

The public meeting at the African Caribbean Millennium Centre in Dudley Road, Winson Green, was organised by the family of Kingsley Burrell, 29, who died just days after he was arrested and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an investigation into his death. Kingsley’s sister Kadisha Brown-Burrell said her brother, who lived in Hockley, did not have mental health issues.

“Kingsley was a humble brother. He was a loving father, he was a loving family man,” she said. He called 999 for help and that was the help he got. He was a victim not a criminal.”

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