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.
4WardEverUK are extremely pleased to announce that the first ever National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) grants round officially opened for families/campaigns affected by custody deaths on 7 July 2020.
Important:Affected families and/or campaigns will need to be registered on the NMPMFF website before applying for grants from the fund – various partners are available to assist with applications.
The first round will close on 7 September 2020 (the 17th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell) or when all funds set aside for this round have been allocated.
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.