Sheku Bayoh: Watchdog concludes report into custody death

Sheku Bayoh
Sheku Bayoh

source: STV News
published: 10 August 2016

The police watchdog has completed its report into the death of a father-of-two in police custody. Sheku Bayoh, 31, died after being restrained by officers in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on May 3 last year.

His family has called for a health and safety prosecution against Police Scotland and believe a wider inquiry should be held into deaths in custody.

Kate Frame, the police investigations and review commissioner (PIRC) has now completed her probe into the circumstances of Mr Bayoh’s death. Ms Frame’s work focused on gathering expert evidence from specialist forensic pathologists.

The full document, which follows an interim report published last summer, will be presented to lord advocate James Wolffe, who will consider the findings before deciding what action to take.

A PIRC spokesman said: “The commissioner has submitted a supplementary report to the lord advocate on her independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh.

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