Item in Rashan Charles's throat contained paracetamol and caffeine

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 3, 2017

"The IPCC has now received results of forensic analysis of an object that was removed from Rashan's airway by paramedics".

Mr Charles's family called for peace but demanded the suspension of the police officer involved in restraining him - something the police said there was "no grounds" to do.

His death sparked a number of protests, including one on July 28 which turned violent.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) are working on bringing the truth to the fore, amid public assumptions that Charles, 20, swallowed drugs then choked on them as he was chased down by a policeman in Dalston, east London.

"There must be justice for Rashan and his family, but there is absolutely no cause for any more violence", the Hackney North and Stoke Newington Labour MP said.

Police reported Charles swallowed an object prior to being pursued by police on the night of his death on July 22.

"Following a very constructive meeting with Rashan's family, we stated that the package did not contain controlled substances", she said in a statement.

Footage later emerged on social media which appears to show an officer throwing Charles to the floor of a Dalston shop.

"IPCC staff met with Rashan's family this afternoon (Wednesday 2 August) and updated them with this information and on the investigation's progress".

'A post mortem took place on Monday 24 July and the IPCC is awaiting the preliminary findings from the pathologist'.

"No matter what that young man may have done, he should not have been so harshly treated and should still be alive today".

As tensions rose during protests last week mattresses and bins were used to barricade London roads before missiles were thrown at officers.

The officer restrained Mr Charles, with the help of a member of the public, and he was handcuffed. "We did not provide further details, because the contents of the package are not directly relevant to our investigation - we are looking into the circumstances of Rashan's death, not investigating Rashan".

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