Mother vows for justice as IOPC brings case against Met firearms officer

Jermaine Baker
Jermaine Baker

source: MSN News
published: 7 July 2020

The mother of a man shot dead by police has vowed to get justice for her son as the court of appeal is to hear a challenge to police use of force.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is bringing the case against a Metropolitan police officer known as W80, who fired a fatal shot killing 28-year-old Jermaine Baker, from Tottenham, north London, in December 2015.

Baker was shot dead by an armed officer during a breakout attempt near Wood Green crown court. He died from a single gunshot wound. Criminal charges against W80 were dropped in 2017.

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National Memorial Family Fund appoints national event organiser

speaker & microphonesource: 4WardEverUK
published: 8 July 2020

4WardEverUK are extremely pleased to announce that the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) have appointed Catalyst 4 Change CIC to organise a series of national live music and arts events (subject to current COVID-19 restrictions).

This has been made possible with a small part-funded grant from the Edge Fund together with investment from funds held by the NMPMFF.

In broad terms the role of the sessional organiser (with support and input from 4WardEverUK and Migrant Media) is to identify and manage opportunities for up to 3 major pay-to-attend events in 2020 / 2021 (subject to changes in COVID-19 rules) which will help to raise awareness of deaths and abuse in state custody, galvanise collaboration and raise money for the National Family Fund.

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National Family Fund – Unprecedented donations in calls for justice @ home

Cash Increasesource: National Family Fund
published: 14 June 2020

Initially triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd, international protests and a Tweet from Oonagh Ryder (@oonskie) and subsequent follow-up Tweets by Lucy Brisbane McKay (@lucybrisbane) and others, we have seen unprecedented donations to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) in May and June 2020.

During this period we received over 900 single donations, and monthly donors increase from a few dozen to 140+ and thereby ensuring good levels of regular donor income.

This has meant that the NMPMFF are now poised to open their first ever funding round since it launched the original Crowdfunder appeal in September 2015.

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