Deaths in police custody are being analysed retrospectivelyBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.911 (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:911
- Guy Norfolk,
- John Cartwright
- Police surgeon Stockwood Health Centre, Stockwood, Bristol BS14 8PT
- Deputy chairman Police Complaints Authority, London SW1P 3AE
EDITOR,—The Police Complaints Authority has expressed its concern about deaths in police custody to the Home Office,1 and the Association of Police Surgeons has identified a need for further research to be undertaken into the issues concerned in these deaths. The two organisations are currently conducting a retrospective analysis of those deaths in custody that have already been investigated by the Police Complaints Authority. It is hoped that this study will highlight key issues that can then be considered by a confidential inquiry.