No charges over unlawful custody death

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Police officers will not be charged over the death of a man in custody, despite an inquest jury's decision that he was unlawfully killed.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence for proceedings over the death of 37-year-old Richard O'Brien, who died after being arrested in Walworth, south London, in April, 1994.

Last November the inquest jury returned an unlawful killing verdict and a transcript of the proceedings was passed to the CPS, which had previously decided against bringing any proceedings following an investigation supervised by the Police Complaints Authority.

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