The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced in October there was “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone over the scandal, which resulted in the body of an elderly Nigerian woman being buried in the grave of former paratrooper Christopher Alder. However, following an appeal by a lawyer representing Mr Alder’s sister Janet, the CPS agreed to review its decision.
Month: March 2014
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Chuka Umunna has called on the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to give a full, public and meaningful apology for the way in which the Police failed both Cherry Groce and her family at the time of her shooting by the Metropolitan Police in 1985 and in the decades since.
A shocked family, waiting two years for answers, has hit out after the Crown Prosecution Service ruled no charges will be brought against officers involved in restraining their father less than an hour before he died. Father-of-four, Philmore Mills, from Langley, died within an hour of being handcuffed by police after an incident in December 2011
Initially to be launched in Birmingham and surrounding areas from in late 2014, the Film Club with feature films by thought-provoking filmmakers from Migrant Media, CY Film Productions, Exposing The Invisible and Deadline amongst others.
‘If you talk to the average police officer on the ground they will say: “We want all to be issued with Taser for our own protection, and to protect the public”,’ said Simon Chesterman, deputy chief constable of West Mercia Police.
This March 24th, 2014 marks 9 years since the tragic death of Michael Bailey in HMP Rye Hill. In 2007 Four prison officers charged over the death of Michael were cleared. Daniel Daymond, 23, and Samantha Prime, 29, both of Rugby, and Paul Smith, 39, from Warrington, were cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence.
The Metropolitan police has for the first time publicly apologised for the shooting of Cherry Groce, which sparked the 1985 Brixton riots. The mother of six was crippled by a police bullet during a raid on her home in search of one of her sons on suspicion of armed robbery (he was charged but later acquitted at trial).