Deaths in Police Custody ‘Could Have Been Avoided’ (By Dr Faye Kirkland, BBC News)

Poor healthcare in police custody has harmed patients and resulted in preventable deaths, experts claim.

FFLM Registrar, Dr Michael Wilks, has described the situation as a “scandal” as BBC News reports deaths in police custody could be prevented. He also stated that “Police and Crime Commissioners [are] not in a suitable position to commission healthcare.”

Immediate Past President, Dr James Payne-James, has commented on the article, on Twitter: “Time to publish Angiolini Independent Review of Deaths & Serious Incidents in Police Custody – no justification for further delay.”

BBC News reports more than 160 people died in police custody over last decade.

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