Deaths After Police Contact

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Critically discuss anissue in relation todeaths after policecontact
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION...........................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTIONThis essay consists of discussion on relation to death after police contact. This containsinvestigations on death after police contact in United States (Ruiz, 2014) . The cases of deathafter police contact have the potential to cause deep unease in society. The role of police inhelping people by harming criminals is analysed. According to the Independent PoliceComplaints Commission (IPCC), the term “police” consists of police officers, police civiliansand staff from the other organisation. There are different rules that emphasize on the deaths thattook place due to police personnel. Some of them are discussed below-Road traffic fatalities-These involves death of cyclists, or pedestrians, motorists that arisethrough police pursuits or police vehicles. These responds to emergency calls and differentpolice traffic activity. According to road traffic incident (RTI), deaths where police attendsimmediately after emergency service are not included in road traffic fatalities.Fatal shootings-This involves fatalities in which police officers fire fatal shot by the use ofconventional firearm.Deaths in or following police custody-This involves death that occur when a person is arrestedor taken into detention. This involves those dead people who are arrested and detained by Policeunder the Mental Health Act. This death can occur at a public place, private, police and medicalpremises and in a police or other vehicle (Metzl and MacLeish, 2015). This involves the deathwhich happen in the following ways-If a death occurs during or following police custody in which injuries contributes to deathwhile detention period of a person.When a death occurs in hospital or on the way while going to hospital when an individualis arrested or transferred to police custody.When an individual dies by the result of any injury or any other medical problem whichare identified and developed when he is in custody.When a person is in police custody due to detention under Mental Health Act or otherassociated legislation.This does not include deaths or suicides that take place when a person is released frompolice custody or deaths that occur when police are called for helping medical staff torestrain people who are not under arrest.Apparent suicides following police custody1
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