17th November 2021

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

Police accountability Part 2 – Prosecuting police officers for deaths in custody

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | 6-7pm

Announcing the fifth in Doughty Street Chambers’ series of Black Lives Matter virtual events: Police accountability in England & Wales: prosecuting police officers for deaths in custody.

David Lammy MP, Shadow Justice Secretary, renowned campaigner for racial equality, and associate member of Doughty Street Chambers will lead a discussion with Rosemary Ainslie, Head of Special Crime Division at the CPS (Special Crime & Counter Terrorism Division); and Helen Stone, a solicitor specialising in actions against the police and death in custody inquests at Hickman & Rose solicitors.

The event will be chaired by barristers, Maya Sikand QC and Fiona Murphy, of Doughty Street Chambers.

The panel will explore the role of the CPS and whether it achieves accountability for police criminality, in particular for black deaths in custody, and whether or not there is a case for better or different practice.

There will be live auto-transcription enabled throughout this event and it will be recorded. All guests will have their cameras and microphones turned off automatically for this event. Exclusionary language will not be accepted.

The audio transcript will be made available on request.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide a BSL interpreter for this event.

Please let us know if you would like to engage in a confidential conversation regarding this or if you have any other accessibility requirements at: events@doughtystreet.co.uk.


Police accountability Part 2 – Prosecuting police officers for deaths in custody