Hearing schedule update

Lord Bracadale gave an update on future hearings as the Inquiry concluded its most recent block of evidence.

He said: “We have reached the end of this set of hearings on cause of death. We have now heard 59 days of evidence. In addition, hundreds of documents have been published on the website including extensive statements taken by the Inquiry team.

“Next month, I will hear oral submissions from core participants on that evidence. The submissions will be focused on the events leading up to and including the death of Mr Bayoh and the cause of death.”

These hearings will be held from 27 to 29 June 2023.

At the start of the year, the Inquiry heard evidence around post-incident management by Police Scotland. Lord Bracadale said that block of evidence would conclude after the summer.

Future hearings will focus on:

  • training received and the adequacy of the training;
  • post-incident management by Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) and the Crown Office;
  • the role of race in how Mr Bayoh was approached and restrained and in the post-incident management.

Lord Bracadale added: “As there is a considerable amount of evidence still to be heard, particularly on race, it would be premature to reach conclusions at this stage. 

“For that reason, I will not be producing an interim report. I will produce a final report after I have heard and reviewed all the evidence.”