More grief for youngad killed by the UK police
Source: Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/rashan-charles-inquest-grieving-family-must-wait-almost-a-year-to-find-out-truth-about-death-o-a3613441.html
CCTV appeared to show an officer struggling with Mr Charles on the shop floor, following an attempted vehicle stop moments before.
An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into his death has so far shown that, after he was detained, attempts were made to remove an object from his mouth or throat.
It was later revealed that a package removed from his throat contained a mixture of caffeine and paracetamol.
The inquest opening at Poplar Coroner's court on Wednesday heard that there had been two post mortems carried out on the unemployed man, who lived in South West London - the second on behalf of his family and the police.
But coroner's officer David Brereton told the hearing that "no medical cause of death has been offered at this time", pending the results of toxicology and other tests.
He added that the London Ambulance Service paramedic who took Mr Charles to hospital from the shop in Kingsland Road noted a "foreign body was found in his airway".
Mr Charles's father Esa, a great uncle and a family friend were in court for the brief hearing. They left without speaking to reporters.
Mr Charles's family had previously expressed concerns over the "openness and transparency" of the IPCC investigation into his death.