On the 12th September 2013 Mr Bradley Coolwell was 39 years old when he died in custody at the Logan Hospital QLD.
Bradley was a proud Mununjali Nations Man of Beaudesert region of QLD.
As a young man, Bradley had been in and out of jail on minor property offences.
In 1991, he was diagnosed with schizo-affective disorder and spent much of the next 20 years in full-time residential, involuntary mental healthcare at “The Park” Mental Health facility in Brisbane QLD.
Mr Coolwell was admitted to Logan Hospital with a chest infection by police.
Bradly was transferred to a secluded ward.
Ms Coolwell’s evidence is that she received a telephone call from a staff member at Logan Hospital, in which she was told her brother Bradley Coolwell had died.
Every death in custody triggers a coronial inquest to examine the cause of death. This is a lengthy, complex legal process that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families struggle to understand.
The Coolwell Family have 5 direct Family members on the Black Deaths in Custody list.
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