by: Bucks Free Press
published: 4th February 2014
The family of Habib Ullah said their campaign has been “vindicated” by a police watchdog’s decision to refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service.
The Independent Police Complaint’s Commission announced yesterday its investigation had concluded and the file had been passed to the CPS to consider charges against five officers and a solicitor.
Mr Ullah suffered a cardiac arrest and died on July 3, 2008, after being restrained by officers who were trying to force drugs out of his mouth in Sharrow Vale, High Wycombe, an inquest in 2010 was told.
The inquest was later abandoned after the coroner was informed police officers had been advised to alter parts of their statements by a solicitor.
Zia Ullah, Habib’s cousin, said: “We feel reassured that the IPCC have referred Habib’s case to the CPS after so long.