source: The Voice Online
published: 21 October 2017
A public rally has taken place in Birmingham following the not guilty verdict concerning three West Midlands Police officers’ involvement in the custody death of Kingsley Burrell six years ago.
The officers were acquitted of charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice. The well-attended rally was organised by The Kingsley Burrell Campaign for Justice, and scores of people converged outside the Waterstone’s Bookstore in the High Street, displaying banners and calling for solidarity.
Burrell’s sister, Kadisha Brown-Burnell, was among those who addressed the growing crowd, which included protesters who purposely covered their heads to demonstrate state in which Burrell was in when he met his death.
A campaign spokesperson said: “Our campaign has always been about the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth of what happened to Kingsley Burrell on March 30, 2011. [Public Meeting – Nov 2017]