Tag: Updates

The copper, the Lawrence killer’s father, and secret police files that expose a ‘corrupt relationship’

The failure of the original hunt for the killers of Stephen Lawrence will come under fresh scrutiny today following the emergence of secret Scotland Yard files which reveal police concerns about one of the officers involved in the inquiry. The police intelligence reports, obtained by The Independent, outline extensive allegations of corruption against John Davidson, a lead detective investigating the racist murder.

IAP publish report on 2nd family listening day

The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP) has published a report on its second family listening day held in September 2011. The event was organised on behalf of the IAP by INQUEST following an open procurement exercise. It focused on bereaved families whose relatives died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.

Christopher Alder

Second funeral held for Christopher Alder

The funeral of a man whose body was discovered 11 years after his family thought they had buried him is understood to have been held. Christopher Alder’s body was discovered in a Hull mortuary in November 2011. South Yorkshire Police is investigating the circumstances that led to another body, thought to be that of Grace Kamara, being buried in his grave at the city’s Northern Cemetery.