№00227

Shania Collins

CASE №00227
NAME: Shania Collins
COUNTRY: UK
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Police arbitrariness
YEAR: 2022
CASE INFORMATION:

Shania Collins, 19, died in December 2020 in police custody in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

According to police, police officers pulled a vehicle over for alleged road traffic offences. Collins was in passenger’s seat. Collins and the driver of the car tried to escape from the police. After the officers caught them and they got out of the car, Collins had a heart attack.

She died in a hospital 6 days after her arrest. The cause of death was reported to be a brain injury caused by a heart attack. Experts believe that Collins could have survived if she had not inhaled Butane gas in the car during the chase.

In February 2022, the officer who arrested Collins was cleared. The investigation concluded that Colllins “was not subjected to any inappropriate or excessive level of force or form of restraint” by the officer.

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MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:

In a report Sheriff Andrew Miller said he was satisfied officers acted “lawfully and appropriately” during the pursuit, subsequent apprehension of and later medical treatment of Ms Collins.
The Press and Journal

 

A tribute said: “No parent should ever have to bury their child before them but unfortunately in this case it has to happen.”
The Scottish Sun

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CASE STATUS:

The FBI initiative group requested clarifications on the current case from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Justice Minister and Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland, and British Home Secretary Priti Sushil Patel. The initiative group considers it necessary to combat police violence and, if necessary, can provide legal and informational assistance to the family of the victim.

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