G4S employees to be charged with manslaughter
Three G4S custody officers will face manslaughter charges over the death of Jimmy Mubenga who died on a plane as he was deported from the UK.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed that Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig would be charged over the incident.
Previously, an inquest jury found Mr Mubenga was unlawfully killed by the G4S guards who were restraining him.
The 46-year-old died after falling ill as a flight prepared to leave Heathrow Airport for Angola in October 2010. He died of cardio-respiratory collapse, the inquest found.
In a statement, the CPS said it had "reviewed the evidence" relating to the death and believed there was "a realistic prospect of conviction".
It said: "We had previously decided in July 2012 that no charges should be brought in relation to Mr Mubenga's death.
"In accordance with the code for Crown Prosecutors, the decision now is that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig to be prosecuted for manslaughter."
The CPS also considered prosecuting G4S itself. It would have required proof that a "controlling mind" in the company was personally guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence, or that the company's activities were a cause of death amounting to a gross breach of its duty of care to Mr Mubenga. Prosecutors decided there was "insufficient evidence" to charge G4S with either offence.
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