Family of Sheku Bayoh hold parliamentary meeting
29 October 2015
Today a packed meeting in parliament heard from the family of Sheku Bayoh about their struggle to find out how he died following restraint by police in Kirkcaldy, Fife on May 3 this year. Our co-director Deborah Coles joined Roger Mullin MP for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency, the family lawyer Aamer Anwar and members of the family to speak about his death and the investigation process. Marci Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg from the United Families and Friends Campaign was also there to show her support for the family.
‘You have clearly made yourselves a force to be reckoned with, a powerful instrument for good. In the process you have not only achieved real change in an aspect of our common life which would have commanded little attention or esteem were it not for your efforts, but you have at the same time offered enormous support to those bereaved people who long for a clear verdict on the death in custody of someone who means a great deal to them.’
– Dr Peter Selby, President of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards