Ajibola Lewis, whose son died in a hospital in London, supports Labour MP’s bill requiring record-keeping on use of force

The mother of a man who died after prolonged restraint by police in a mental health hospital has given her support to a bill to make police and medics more accountable for the use of force against patients.

Ajibola Lewis, whose son Olaseni died after he was subjected to what an inquest described as “disproportionate and unreasonable” restraint at Bethlem Royal hospital in London, said if the new law could help other vulnerable people then her son’s death would not have been in vain.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".