BMH UK’s calls for ban of Taser against detained patients on locked psychiatric wards to be debated in parliament

Calls by human rights campaigns group, Black Mental Health UK  (BMH UK )for a ban on the use of Taser firearms against people detained on locked psychiatric wards, will be among amendments debated on the second day of report stage of the Policing and Crime Bill  in the House of Commons on Monday 13th June […]

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Alarm at armed police officers being called onto mental health wards

Tonight’s BBC Panorama programme on the Met Police’s Specialist Firearms Command Unit following a number of people who have been killed by armed officers comes at a time when human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK have learnt that armed police been sent to mental health wards.

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Met Police commission on policing and mental health slammed as a ‘cosmetic exercise’

The exclusion of any agency which has worked in the area of deaths in custody and mental health, particularly from the UK’s African Caribbean communities where the deaths rates are highest, has led to accusations that the Mets new Commission on Policing and Mental Health is nothing more than a cosmetic exercise and will not […]

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