#ShekuBayoh: 33 Days and Counting

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by Shane Thomas 

33 days, and we don’t know why Sheku Bayoh is dead…

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For those who missed Siana Bangura’s piece last week, 33 days ago Sheku Bayoh died in police custody. He was 31 years old. He leaves behind his partner, Colette, and two children, Isaac (4 months old) and Tyler (3 years old).

33 days, and we don’t know why Sheku Bayoh is dead…

Why was it deemed necessary for 11 officers to detain one man? Unconfirmed rumours have abounded that Bayoh was carrying a knife, and that he died from asphyxiation. A lawyer acting for the Scottish Police Federation has stated that a “petite female officer” responded to a call of a man brandishing a knife, and was “subject to a violent and unprovoked attack by a large male.”

The case has been handed over to the PIRC (Police Investigations and Review Commissioner), who…

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