Christopher Alder’s sister plans new legal challenge after ‘deeply disturbing’ evidence

Janet, sister of Christopher Alder - Image credit Wasi Danijuall credits: Hull Daily Mail
published: 24 August 2020

The sister of Christopher Alder, who died in police custody, is continuing her battle for justice with plans to launch a legal challenge against South Yorkshire Police.

Former paratrooper Christopher, 37, died on the floor of the custody suite in Queens Gardens police station in Hull in the early hours of April 1, 1998. Read more.

After an inquest returned a verdict of “unlawful killing” in 2000, five Humberside Police officers stood trial for the manslaughter of Christopher, alongside misconduct charges.

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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 Mikey Powell Family Fund 1st funding round opens

National Memorial Family Fund Round 1source: 4WardEverUK
published: 8 July 2020

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.

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