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Kerry woman calls for implementation of report regarding people's treatment in garda custody

Jun 28, 2022 15:06 By radiokerrynews
Kerry woman calls for implementation of report regarding people's treatment in garda custody Kerry woman calls for implementation of report regarding people's treatment in garda custody
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A Kerry woman is calling on the Department of Justice to implement a report on the treatment of people in garda custody.

Last February, 43-year-old Shane Burke who was originally from Fenit, was found unresponsive in the back of a garda van while being taken to Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick.

He had been arrested while intoxicated.

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An inquest has yet to be held, but the autopsy indicates the cause of death was acute alcohol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

Shane Burke's sister, Jennifer, says they want a change in how authorities deal with vulnerable people, saying there should be another way of helping people who are arrested when drunk.

She's calling for the implementation of a report which makes recommendations regarding the review of the treatment, safety, and well-being of people in custody in garda stations.

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