Episode seven of our Sheku Bayoh: The Inquiry podcast – Hot to touch – contains some startling revelations about policing both back in 2015 and today.
Top Scottish cops led a US event on the best way to reduce the use of force when dealing with someone in possession of a knife, just days after Sheku Bayoh died.
The Ferret looks back on hearing three of the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry, which tried to get to the heart of what caused his death.
More than 200 people have died either in police custody or after contact with Police Scotland, with figures increasing over the last decade, The Ferret has found.
It’s now eight years since Sheku’s loved ones were told by police that he had died. That trauma, they say, was compounded by being misled when the news was broken to them.
In this episode we hear from police expert witnesses about how else officers could have responded on 3 May 2015, and listen to their views on the dangers of restraint.
In this first of three episodes we look at the evidence, heard by the inquiry, about what exactly happened in the hours leading up to Sheku Bayoh's death.
The second hearing of the Sheku Bayoh Inquiry starts on Tuesday, 31 January. The Ferret, is launching a new podcast summarising the inquiry evidence, and met his family to hear about its impact so far.
The family of Sheku Bayoh criticised Gordon Jackson, one of Scotland’s most senior lawyers, who they believe was watching a football match during the inquiry into Bayoh’s death.