Over the weekend protests were held in Liverpool and London, following the death of teenager Mzee Mohammed.
18-year-old Mohammed died in the custody of police after being detained by security staff at a shopping centre, in Liverpool. Police said the teenager was being detained by the shopping centre’s security staff when they arrived and that he suffered “a medical episode” at about 6.30pm, while in the custody of police at the scene.
At the protest in Liverpool his mother Karla said:
“I want to ask the Lord to see justice for my son. I will not rest, I will walk in my son’s shoes until I get answers, and anyone who had a hand in my boy’s death will be brought to justice. My son will not be a number or a statistic. His death will not be in vain.”
I pray with my heart no mother or father go through what I am now. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. You can’t take the memories, the pictures … my son was not an animal, he was a human being.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating.
Rest In Peace Mzee Mohammed.