death in police custody

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Aug 23 '18 07:34

An Amsterdam man died shortly after being arrested on Wednesday. He was arrested on suspicion of stabbing an 18-year-old woman in district De Pijp. The woman sustained minor injuries, NOS reports.

The stabbing incident happened around 2:45 p.m. The 32-year-old man attacked the woman and fled. A 41-year-old man from Amsterdam went after him and hit him on the head with a hard object.

Mitch Henriquez
Jun 27 '17 12:45

The identities of the five police officers involved in the death in custody of 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez, will not be disclosed to the Aruban man's relatives, the appeals court in The Hague ruled. This same request was also rejected by a court in March, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 1 '17 16:30

A 30-year-old man from Nijkerk who died in police custody early this year, died because of cocaine poisoning, according to the final autopsy report by the Netherlands Forensic Institute. Forensic scientists found no other reason for Bertus de Man's death, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

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.

Mitch Henriquez
Apr 6 '17 12:31

On Thursday the court in The Hague ordered a new investigation into the cause of Mitch Henriquez' death in police custody in 2015. The two current reports on how the 42-year-old Aruban man died in 2015 are so different that the court feels a third opinion is necessary, RTL Nieuws reports.

Gavel
Mar 30 '17 12:35

Three of five police officers involved in an arrest which ended with the death of 42-year-old Aruban man Mitch Henriquez in 2015, will not be prosecuted, the court in The Hague ruled on Thursday. Lawyers representing Henriquez' family filed an Article 12 procedure to try and force judiciary to prosecute all five cops, AD reports.

Mitch Henriquez
Mar 27 '17 14:45

According to a report by a forensic doctor, 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez most likely died due to heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias and not a crushed larynx caused by a chokehold used on him during his arrest in The Hague nearly two years ago. The forensic doctor was called in by the lawyers of the two police officers being prosecuted for his death, NU.nl reports.

Bertus de Man, died in police custody on 16 Jan 2017
Jan 20 '17 07:34

Bertus de Man, the Nijkerk man who died after being arrested in Amersfoort on Monday, died from the effects of cocaine poisoning, the Public Prosecutor announced based on the results of a toxicological study by forensic pathologists, AD reports. 

The toxicological report shows a high concentration of cocaine in De Man's blood. This can explain the man's death, according to the forensic pathologist. Further investigation will reveal whether illness also played a role. 

Bertus de Man, died in police custody on 16 Jan 2017
Jan 19 '17 10:25

Bertus de Man, a 30-year-old man from Nijkerk who died after being arrested by the Amersfoort police on Monday, was likely not killed by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, according to the Public Prosecutor. The preliminary results of an autopsy done on his body show that he did not die because of a broken neck, strangulation, suffocation or heart failure, AD reports.

Police
Jan 16 '17 12:45

A 30-year-old man from Nijkerk died during the early hours of Monday morning after he was arrested at a traffic check, the police said in a statement. The man resisted arrest, according to the police.

The man was pulled over around 00:45 a.m. due to his driving. This happened on the Spaceshuttle in Amersfoort. The man ignored the police signals to pull over and sped off. He was eventually brought to a stop and arrested on Langestraat. He resisted arrest.

Police
Jan 4 '17 13:50

The widow of a 35-year-old Macedonian man, who died during an arrest in Maastricht on December 20th, is suing the police. She is accusing the police of murder or manslaughter, her lawyer Hakan Kulcu confirmed to newspaper AD.

aanhouding-op-straat
Dec 21 '16 07:58

A failed asylum seeker died shortly after being arrested by the police in Maastricht on Tuesday. Limburg Police Chief Gery Veldhuis mentioned a chokehold and possible strangulation in a statement on Tuesday night, but denied that the police would do that, the Volkskrant reports.

The 35-year-old Macedonian man recently came to the Netherlands. On Monday the immigration police informed him that his asylum application was rejected and that he had to leave the European Union within 28 days, according to the newspaper. 

Egbert Uitenwerf, died in police custody in Rotterdam on 23 Nov 2016
Dec 12 '16 13:10

On November 23rd a 58-year-old Rotterdam man died in a police cell shortly after he was arrested. His daughter decided to share her side of the story on Facebook, calling for justice for her father and their family.

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Sep 19 '16 12:30

Two of the five police officers suspected of involvement in Mitch Henriquez death in custody will be criminally prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor informed Henriquez' family and the suspected officers on Monday

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Sep 19 '16 08:51

Five police officers made "error after error" in the arrest of Mitch Henriquez in The Hague last year, according to two police scientists who investigated the event. Henriquez died a day after being arrested at a music festival in June 2015. His death caused days of rioting in Schilderswijk and weeks of general unrest in The Hague.

Aug 22 '16 10:34

A 30-year-old disturbed man died while being arrested on Berkenstraat in Goes on Saturday. The police used pepper spray to get him under control. An investigation into the cause of his death was launched.

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