Kingsley Burrell: Protest march over custody death

Kingsley Burrell March 2014
Kingsley Burrell March 2014 – pic courtesy BirminghamStrong4Justice

source: Birmingham Mail
published: 1 June 2014

Campaigners demanding answers about the death of a man who was detained by police marched through Birmingham city centre. Hundreds marched three miles from Handsworth to the city centre, peacefully waving placards and playing music, in a bid to get justice for Kingsley Burrell who died after being taken into police custody.

Mr Burrell, from Hockley, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in March 2011, just days after calling the police for help.

The dad-of-two dialled 999 on March 27, after he told police that he had been threatened by a gang while walking with his young son in Ladywood.

But the trainee security guard was detained by officers on arrival under the Mental Health Act. Within hours, the 29-year-old was sectioned and taken to a mental health unit in the city.

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