On July 20 on Kingsland Road in Hackney (London, UK), police chased a twenty year old black man, Rash, into a shop, then held him on the floor until he stopped breathing and died.
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Published by Enough is Enough. Most of the text is part of an article published by Libcom.org
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It’s just one month since the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa (Edson) in Newham who sustained multiple injuries during arrest, went into an induced coma and died days later in hospital.
Yesterday hundreds of people marches in London, UK, demanding justice for Rash. People are also calling for justice on the #JusticeForRash hashtag on twitter.
With parallels to the #JusticeForEdson case, police have already issued a press statement claiming that Rash choked on bags he had swallowed.
Police have been found to lie about deaths in custody on several occasions, for example when City of London Police withheld statements by three police officers from the coroner, press and family that Ian Tomlinson had been hit in the back by a police officer and pushed to the ground in 2009.
Immediately following the shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011 it was reported by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) that he had shot at police officers during the incident, this was subsequently withdrawn.
After the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005 police briefed that he had been running and jumped a station barrier, again this was disproven within a month of the reports.