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.

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.

Watch Lord Bracadale's opening statement

The Inquiry Chair, Lord Bracadale, made a video statement to mark the opening of the Inquiry. Watch it by pressing play.

Read a transcript here

Latest news

You'll find the latest updates from the Inquiry below.

List of Core Participants issued

Published: 10/03/2021 - 1:48pm

The Inquiry has published a list of those who have been designated Core Participants.

Media advisory issued

Published: 12/01/2021 - 1:38pm

An advisory regarding responsible reporting of the Inquiry and its subject matter has been issued to journalists and media outlets.