Date: 1 Jan 2015
Sheku Bayoh died after being arrested by the police in the street.
The police had responded to calls that he was in the street on drugs and when they arrived in a police van multiple police officers jumped out and started to subdue him. It was said that he had fough back and had kicked to police women on the ground in the back, however, video footage of the arrest gave no evidence to support that.
It was claimed that if the police had approached him in a calm way that he might not have struggled in the way they said he did.
However, in November 2019 the Crown Office said that after considering the evidence that they were not going to charge anyone.
Sheku Bayoh suffered 23 separate injuries during his arrest.
He was found to have been under the influence of the drugs MDMA and Flakka and to have been unarmed.
In May 2020 it was reported that the remit of a public enquiry into his death had been announced.