Security guards arrested after prisoner dies

Security guards arrested after prisoner dies

3:25 PM Sunday Oct 24, 2010 Three security guards employed by a British security firm bidding to run Auckland’s Mt Eden Remand Centre have been arrested over the death of a man on a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport as he was being deported to Angola.

Jimmy Mubenga, 46, was being escorted on to a British Airways flight by staff from the private firm G4S on Tuesday, the BBC reported today.
Passengers said he had been restrained and was struggling to breathe.

Three male G4S employees, aged 35, 48 and 49, had been questioned by the Metropolitan Police. They were released on police bail until December.

Mr Mubenga’s 16-year-old son Roland said on Friday he was “angry and upset” and claimed “it wasn’t a natural death”.
A second post-mortem test is to be held as the cause of his death remains unclear.

An inquest into Mr Mubenga’s death – described by police as “unexplained” – is expected to open later this week.
G4S said in a statement that three employees were “continuing to help the police with their investigation”.
“As a result of that ongoing investigation we are unable to provide additional comment at this time.”
– NZPA
Copyright ©2010, APN Holdings NZ Limited

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