Leon Patterson (Cont’d)

Leon PattersonIn 1996 an INQUEST spokesperson said; Leon’s family are still waiting to discover the truth and who is accountable for the inhuman and degrading treatment Leon received while under the care of the police and police doctors.

The failure to establish the true circumstances about his death and the lack of rights for families demonstrates the lamentable failings of current investigatory mechanisms into deaths in custody.“

But campaign spokesman Ken Fero said Mr Straw had written to the group a week before their protest turning down their request stating that the death in custody figures from the marchers were “inflated”. Officials claimed that 40% of deaths in custody were linked to drink or drugs, and 25% with suicide.

In 1996 an INQUEST spokesperson said; Leon’s family are still waiting to discover the truth and who is accountable for the inhuman and degrading treatment Leon received while under the care of the police and police doctors.

The failure to establish the true circumstances about his death and the lack of rights for families demonstrates the lamentable failings of current investigatory mechanisms into deaths in custody.“

……………………………………………………………………..

Follow-up News:

Year after year, the bitter toll of fathomless deaths
11 October 1997

Inquest into the death of Leon Patterson
4 November 1996

Jeremy Corbyn MP attends inquest into the death of Leon Patterson
November 1996

Death of Leon Patterson – Wikipedia
(date unknown)

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Sponsored Advertisement