Sheku Bayoh

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 12th November 2019.

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I, too, extend my condolences to Mr Bayoh’s family and friends.

Will the cabinet secretary confirm whether there is a mechanism to establish how often the decision not to prosecute has been taken where someone has died in either police or prison custody, and where concerns have been expressed about the action or conduct of Police Scotland or individual police officers, or the SPS or individual prison officers? Does he agree that making such information available is vital if we are to establish openness and transparency in such tragic circumstances?