An independent public inquiry set up to examine the events surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh, the subsequent investigation and whether race was a factor
Sheku Bayoh died on 3 May 2015 after an incident in the street in Kirkcaldy involving officers of Police Scotland.
Mr Bayoh, who was 31, left behind a partner, two young sons and a close family.
The purpose of the Inquiry is to examine:
- the immediate circumstances leading to the death of Mr Bayoh
- how the police dealt with the aftermath
- the subsequent investigation into the death
- whether race was a factor
The Inquiry can also make recommendations to prevent deaths in similar circumstances.
Read the full terms of reference here.
The Inquiry is chaired by Lord Bracadale.
The Inquiry's first preliminary hearing was held on 18 November 2021.
Chair Lord Bracadale and senior counsel Angela Grahame QC provided a progress update and outlined the Inquiry's approach to evidential hearings.
You'll find the latest updates from the Inquiry below.
Preliminary hearing announcedPublished: 07/10/2021 - 9:13am
Preliminary hearing to be held on 18 November 2021
Media advisory publishedPublished: 15/09/2021 - 9:22am
Media advisory issued in relation to a restriction order made by the Chair
Restriction order publishedPublished: 15/09/2021 - 8:47am
The Inquiry has published a restriction order