Protesters demanded ‘justice’ for Mohamud Hassan (Image: Media Wales)
Greater than 200 folks have marched in protest after a younger man died hours after being launched from police custody.
The aunt of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan, 24, claimed he returned house with ‘numerous wounds on his physique and many bruises’ which weren’t there earlier than he was arrested.
Protesters gathered exterior Cardiff Bay police station demanding ‘justice’, in addition to the discharge of CCTV from his time in custody.
Mr Hassan was arrested on Friday night after stories of a disturbance at his house however launched the next morning with out cost.
He was discovered useless on the similar property in a while Saturday night, along with his household claiming he had been assaulted whereas in custody.
Police described his dying as ‘sudden and unexplained’ and say there have been no indications of misconduct points or extreme pressure utilized by their officers.
A whole bunch of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered exterior Cardiff Bay police station (Image: Wales Information Service)
On Tuesday afternoon, the marching crowd of protesters chanted ‘no justice, no peace’ as they made their method to the police station, and held up indicators that learn ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘cease police brutality’.
One protester, Bianca Ali, 29, stated: ‘We would like justice, we would like transparency, we would like solutions, we would like the reality.’
She added: ‘It was a younger boy, he had a child on the way in which, he was married, he was settled down, and he was arrested for a breach of the peace which resulted in his dying.’
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford described stories of Mr Hassan’s dying as ‘deeply regarding’ immediately.
Plaid Cymru chief Adam Worth requested Mr Drakeford whether or not he would decide to serving to Mr Hassan’s household discover solutions throughout Inquiries to the First Minister on the Senedd.
He stated: ‘Witnesses have been reportedly shocked by Mr Hassan’s situation following his launch, saying that his tracksuit was lined in blood and he had extreme accidents and bruising.
‘There may be little doubt that it is a deeply harrowing case and each effort ought to be made to hunt the reality of what occurred – why was Mohamud Hassan arrested, what occurred throughout his arrest, did he have authorized illustration, was there any aftercare, why did this younger man die?
‘While we must always not prejudge the end result of any inquiry, will you commit First Minister to doing every part inside your energy to assist the household discover these solutions and do you help their name for an unbiased investigation of this case?’
Mr Drakeford stated he had discovered stories of Mr Hassan’s dying ‘deeply regarding’ and stated the circumstances ‘should be correctly investigated’.
He stated: ‘I perceive that the police have already referred, as they must, this matter to the unbiased police investigation service.
‘Step one in any inquiry must be to permit them to hold out their work. I completely count on that to be performed rigorously, and with full and visual independence.
‘I’m glad that the household have secured authorized help to them with a view to pursue their very comprehensible issues.
‘And if there are issues the Welsh Authorities can do – then I’ll ensure that we attend correctly to these with out prejudging in any means the end result of the unbiased investigations that now have to comply with.’
Mr Hassan’s autopsy was resulting from happen immediately.
His aunt, Zainab Hassan, instructed BBC Wales she noticed Mr Hassan following his launch on Saturday with ‘numerous wounds on his physique and many bruises’.
‘He didn’t have these wounds when he was arrested and when he got here out of Cardiff Bay police station – he had them,’ she stated.
“Nothing we do goes to convey him again however we won’t relaxation for a second till we have now justice.’
South Wales Police have urged in opposition to hypothesis, saying their early findings ‘point out no misconduct points and no extreme pressure’, however referred Mr Hassan’s dying to the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC).
The IOPC’s director for Wales, Catrin Evans, stated an unbiased investigation into police contact with Mr Hassan will take a look at the extent of pressure utilized by officers, together with reviewing CCTV and police body-worn cameras, however stated early indications confirmed no bodily trauma to elucidate his dying.
Ms Evans stated: ‘We’re conscious of issues being expressed and questions being requested about use of pressure by cops. We’ll look rigorously on the degree of pressure used in the course of the interplay and I might urge folks present endurance whereas our inquiries, which is able to take a while, are made.
‘Our investigation will deal with the interplay police had with Mr Hassan throughout his arrest, the journey in a police van to custody, and the time frame he spent at Cardiff Bay police station together with whether or not related assessments have been made previous to his launch.’
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