Relatives of a Fife man who died while in police custody are expected to finally learn on Monday if Police Scotland or any of the officers involved in his detention will face prosecution over his death.
Father-of-two Sheku Bayoh died on May 3 2015 following an incident involving several police officers in a Kirkcaldy street. His family has been fighting for answers ever since.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) investigated the circumstances surrounding the 32-year-old’s death and reported back to the Lord Advocate in August 2016 but he is still to confirm whether there will be criminal prosecutions, a health and safety prosecution or no further action.
It has emerged law officers are due to meet with Mr Bayoh’s mother Aminata, sisters Kadijartu Johnson and Adama Jalloh, and brother-in-law Ade Johnson on Monday morning to reveal the decision on their pursuit of criminal charges.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has said it is “committed to ensuring that the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Bayoh are fully aired in an appropriate legal forum”, but has been reluctant to make further comment to “protect any potential proceedings and to preserve the rights of the family”.