8th Memorial for Mikey Powell

Mikey's CaseThe Powell family have announced a candlelight vigil to be held in memory of Mikey Powell who was killed in police custody in 2003. The vigil will be taking place in Birmingham, West Midlands.

Mikey died after police knocked him down with a patrol car, discharged more than four times the recommended amount of CS spray on both Mikey and his friend, and hit him with a police baton. Up to eight officers held him down on the ground for at least 16 minutes and then took him to a police station and not a hospital. Mikey’s Case >
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Mikey : RIP

Candlelit Vigil 2011:

11th September 2011
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Thornhill Road Police Station
Thornhill Road
Handsworth
Birmingham, B20
See Map Here >

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The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice was established by the family of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey), a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, following his death in Police custody. Mikey was 38 years old and a father of three young children.

He had suffered several short episodes of mental illness from which he had recovered. An episodes occurred on 7th September 2003. Join Mikey’s group on the UFFC Network >

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