The inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh in police custody is to hear from his family for the first time as hearings resume on Tuesday. 

Kadi Johnson will appear at the public inquiry into the death of her brother, Sheku Bayoh, from 10am, following a family vigil outside the inquiry venue, Capital House in Edinburgh, from 9.30am.

In 2015, 31-year-old Mr Bayoh died after being restrained by six police officers in Kirkcaldy. 

The inquiry is investigating the circumstances of his death and whether race played a part in the outcome. 

Speaking at the Edinburgh vigil, the family's lawyer Aamer Anwar, said the family was asking the officers involved to attend the inquiry and to "explain the motivations and their actions for the events and immediate aftermath of Sheku's death". 

"It is what the family are entitled to, it is what they expect," Mr Anwar added. "The family is in for the long haul and they are still fighting for justice."

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HeraldScotland: Laywer Aamer Anwar (centre) with Sheku Bayoh's sister Kadi Johnson (right) and mother Amanita Bayoh (left) arriving at Capital House in EdinburghLaywer Aamer Anwar (centre) with Sheku Bayoh's sister Kadi Johnson (right) and mother Amanita Bayoh (left) arriving at Capital House in Edinburgh (Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images)

The latest round of hearings will focus on Police Scotland’s post-incident management after initial contact with Mr Bayoh.

The family believe the evidence heard on Tuesday morning will be crucial to understanding the police and Pirc’s (Police Investigations & Review Commissioner) role in the immediate aftermath of his death.

Previously, the hearing has heard from experts in the use of police force as well as the officers who were present at the scene the day Mr Bayoh died.

On the day he died, police received reports a man had been wandering the streets of the Scottish town with a kitchen knife, attacking passing vehicles and acting erratically.

Officers arrived at the scene and incapacitant spray was deployed after Mr Bayoh ignored their commands to get down on the ground.

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He was held face down by officers for a number of minutes before he fell unconscious and an ambulance was called for him.

He was pronounced dead by medics shortly afterwards at Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital, having suffered multiple injuries including head wounds and a broken rib.

This week, the inquiry is due to hear from Detective Constable Andrew Mitchell, Detective Constable Wayne Parker, Detective Inspector Colin Robson, Alistair Lewis, Martyn Dick and Detective Constable David Bellingham.

The £8.97 million inquiry, being heard before Lord Bracadale, has previously been shown video of the incident, as well as recordings of police radios and emergency service calls, and 3D modelling of how the scene would have looked in 2015.