Ewa J | 24.03.2004 16:07
>PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD
>On Monday 15 March, a sub-committee of the Metropolitan Police Authority
>took the astonishing and disgraceful decision to give funds to an appeal by
>eight officers against an inquest verdict that the death of Roger
>in custody was an unlawful killing.
>That decision was taken beyond the public gaze but on 25 March, the full
>meeting of the MPA will be open to the public. Members of Roger's family
>will be attending to hear MPA members try and justify giving public money
>help the police officers' trade union, the Police Federation, overturn the
>verdict of a jury of Londoners, who carefully considered four weeks of
>evidence before deciding how Roger was killed.
>How can London's supposedly independent police authority claim to be
>even-handed and to "increase community confidence and trust in London's
>police service" when it takes sides against a grieving family who are
>to have no access to public funds?
>The United Families and Friends Campaign and INQUEST
> is demanding that this disgraceful decision is
>overturned at the meeting on 25 March.
>We urge everyone who can be there at 10am to come along and support the
>Thursday 25 March
>Metropolitan Police Authority
>Meeting Room 1 (ground floor)
>10 Dean Farrar Street
>Nearest tube: St James Park
>You can contact UFFC at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0845 330 7927 or 07770 432