Sister of UK man who died in custody hits out over mental health services

Inquest jury concluded ‘chaotic response’ to Joseph Phuong, who had schizophrenia, could have led to his death in 2015

The sister of a man with schizophrenia who died in police custody in south London has hit out at the lack of resources in mental health services after an inquest jury concluded a “chaotic response” to his medical emergency could have led to his death.

Joseph Phuong, 32, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia 10 years ago and received monthly injections of an anti-psychotic drug that allowed him to live with periods of happiness and calm.

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