death in custody

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Sep 9 '19 14:50

A 22-year-old man who was arrested in Leidschendam on Monday last week, died in hospital on Saturday, the Public Prosecution Service confirmed. The cause of his death is being investigated.

The man's family called the police on Monday because he was in "a disturbed state" in their home, the Prosecutor said. The man resisted arrest, according to the Prosecutor.

He was taken to a police station, where officers became concerned about his health and immediately called an ambulance. The man was admitted to hospital, where he passed away on Saturday.

Cells in a Dutch police station
Aug 6 '19 16:00

A detainee took his own life in the police detention center on Mathildelaan in Eindhoven on Sunday. The police are investigating how this happened, the police said in a statement.

The man was found in his cell early on Sunday evening. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. He died at the scene.

The man's relatives were informed of his death.

Detectives from the Den Bosch district and forensic investigators from the Zeeland-West-Brabant police unit are investigating how the man managed to take his own life while in police custody. 

Mitch Henriquez
Jun 19 '19 12:00

One of two police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez was sentenced on appeal to a six-month long suspended prison sentence. The other police officer was acquitted by the court of The Hague on Wednesday, AD reports.

Gavel
Feb 8 '19 10:20

Paul Selier's death after being arrested in Waddinxveen last year, was not caused by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, the Public Prosecutor concluded after investigation. The police officers will therefore not be prosecuted. Selier's family was informed and accept this decision, their lawyer Richard Korver said to RTL Nieuws.

Jail
Sep 13 '18 07:54

One of the suspects in a shooting on Melde in Best early in June, committed suicide while in custody in the prison in Vught, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Security confirmed to Omroep Brabant. 

Sources identified the man as 36-year-old Walter D. to the broadcaster.

Feb 6 '18 07:40

Toxicological tests will be done on the blood of 39-year-old Paul Selier from The Hague who died after being arrested in Waddinxveen on Friday morning, the Public Prosecutor announced. The Prosecutor wants to determine whether drug- or medicine use can explain the man's "disturbed behavior".

The results of the blood tests will also be taken into account in determining the victim's cause of death.

Flyer for a protest against police brutality following the dath of Paul Selier in police custody, February 2018
Feb 5 '18 14:10

A protest against police brutality is being planned Den Haag on February 19th, following the death of 39-year-old Paul Selier after being arrested in Waddinxveen on Friday morning. Singer John Medley submitted a request to protest to the municipality of Den Haag, Omroep West reports. The municipality still has to approve it. 

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Dec 21 '17 16:00

The court convicted two police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez of assault with death as a result. They were each given a conditionally suspended prison sentence of 6 months. The judge ruled that there is a direct link between Henriquez's death and the chokehold used on him during his arrest at a music festival in The Hague in 2015, NU.nl reports.

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Nov 20 '17 13:50

Mitch Henriquez did not die as a result of a chokehold used on him when he was arrested in Zuiderpark in The Hague in June 2015, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Monday. The two police officers charged with the Aruban man's death should therefore be acquitted of manslaughter and death through negligence. Henriquez' arrest was justified, but too much violence was used. The two police officers are therefore guilty of abuse, the Prosecutor said. No punishment was demanded against them, AD reports.

Mitch Henriquez
Nov 15 '17 16:40

The police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez in 2015, knew that he was dead almost immediately after the arrest, according to a lip reader who analyzed what the officers said to each other based on footage of the arrest.

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Jun 1 '17 08:56

A 40-year-old man died in Rotterdam early Wednesday morning after being arrested by the police. The healthcare institution where the man was housed had called the police because he was causing problems there, a police report said.. When the police arrived at the facility, staff already had the man under control, Dutch authorities claimed.

His condition worsened shortly after the police cuffed him and took him away. The officers then tried to resuscitate the man and he was rushed to the hospital, where he died at about 1 a.m.

Police
May 2 '17 14:55

No charges will be pressed against police officers involved in an arrest in which a 30-year-old man died in Goes last year, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. An investigation into the incident did not reveal the cause of the mans death, but did confirm that he did not die due to police action, according to the Prosecutor, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jan 12 '16 12:40

Mitch Henriquez' family want an independent investigation into his death in police custody. The 42 year old Aruban man passed away last year after a police officer used a chokehold on him during his arrest.

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Nov 6 '15 07:40

The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal police investigations, has finished their investigation into the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez. According to the lawyer representing the Aruban man's family, the report indicates that Henriquez was "enormously abused".

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Jul 16 '15 13:24

A 72 year old man died shortly after being arrested on Tuesday night. An autopsy on his body revealed that he died of natural causes - he had a heart attack.

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Jun 29 '15 15:58

The Public Prosecutor has retracted its initial statement on the events leading up to Mitch Henriquez' death in The Hague this weekend.

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