JOIN US STAND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY
for JUSTICE 4 KINGSLEY BURRELL R.I.P✊🏾🖤
On MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2018.✊🏾🔥🔥🔥
West Midlands Police Public Gross Misconduct Hearing for Police officers Paul Adey, Paul GreenField, Mark Fannon following the death of Birmingham father Kingsley Burrell in March 2011. The public hearing takes place at Sutton Coldfield Police Station join us attend the hearing also protest outside on Monday 19th November 2018 to 22nd December 2018.
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Kingley’s Case – Outrage after suspicious police custody death
Compiled from various sources, originally published: 4WardEver UK – August 2011
Kingsley Burrell, aged 29 years old, died in what appear extremely suspicious circumstances in Birmingham. It is reported that he called the police after he tried to talk to a group of young people who were intimidating him and his 5 year old son. He was subsequently arrested himself and detained under the Mental Health Act. Days later he was in intensive care and subsequently died.
It was reported that after calling police they arrived and claimed he was acting paranoid. They then detained him under the Mental Health Act taking him to Mary Seacole House Mental Health Unit where he was sectioned. His young son had claimed that the police beat his father on the way to the unit.
On the 30 March police were called by the unit’s staff over an incident which involved Kingsley. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for injuries where he died on 31st March 2011.
West Midlands Police have referred this case to the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission).
Kingsley’s sister, Kadisha Brown said that he had no history of mental illness and that when she insisted on seeing him he had “…three massive bumps and a swelling to the head and the brain.”
His sister Kadisha Brown-Burrell said: “As a family we are anxious for the coroner to release the body so we can say goodbye properly to Kingsley. The past two months have been extremely traumatic, especially for his two young children, but we have had tremendous support from so many people.
Kingsley’s family believe he was also beaten en route to the hospital. Speaking to The Voice Newspaper, his sister Kadisha said: “My brother was in a gangland area and he called the police because he was with his five-year-old son and was worried for their safety. He had seen some men he believed were out to get him.
“But when they came they said he was paranoid. However, CCTV footage proves otherwise. He was taken to a mental hospital and en route he was beaten up by the police, and his son witnessed it. His son told us that the police beat his dad.”
“When I went to see him he had three massive bumps and a swelling to the head and the brain,” she continued. “The only reason they allowed us to see him is because we insisted. After this visit he was refused the right to see us and later taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital, where he was put on life support machine.”
An archdeacon, bishop and pastor have put their support behind the campaigns group who say that this case needs to be addressed at the highest levels. It highlights a disturbing trend in black service users who have lost their lives after contact with the police, it says.
The death of Kingsley Burrell Brown has sent shockwaves through the community, occurring so soon after the high profile death of Smiley Culture, who died during a police raid on his home just last month.
Matilda MacAttram director of Black Mental Health UK said; “The currency of life is far too precious to be so brutally taken away like this; my thoughts are with the family at this time. I call for a thorough and open investigation into this case”, Archdeacon Daniel Kajumba, Chair of committee for minority Anglican Concerns said.
Bishop Llewellyn Grayham of Church of God of Prophesy said; “We need to see a thorough independent investigation and the officers responsible brought to account. There are far too many cases where a healthy young black men has gone into the system and in a very short time have ended up dead,”
Pastor Desmond Hall, chair of Christians Together in Brent said; “People look to the authorities for protection, but when the protection turns on the people that it is meant to protect, we are in real trouble,”
Professor Sashi Sashidarand panel member on the David Bennett Inquiry said; “There needs to be a public inquiry as this incident should never have happened. Since the Bennett Inquiry there have been a number of deaths of black men in similar circumstances. It is unacceptable in a healthcare facility for police to take over from nurses who are trained to deal with disturbed patients,”
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