Police watchdog releases details of object found in airway of black man who died after arrest in east London

An object removed from the throat of a black man who died after a police chase “consisted of a mixture of paracetamol and caffeine wrapped in plastic”, according to forensic analysis.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission, which launched an investigation after Rashan Charles died on 22 July, said it had decided to release the information “given the inflammatory nature of some ongoing speculation”.

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