Sylvester Justice Campaign Statement 11th January 2000
year after Roger was wrongly detained by police officers whilst on his own
doorstep, the current legal position is as follows: -
police have completed their investigation into Rogerís death and the
familyís complaints about the conduct of the police officers concerned.
PCA has certified that it is happy that the investigation was thorough, so the
papers were formally sent to the CPS in October.
specialist unit with in the CPS will decide it there is sufficient evidence and
it is in the public interest for Essex police to charge any Met police officer
with any criminal offence. This is called Ďadviceí and is done with the
involvement of an outside barrister, following last yearís Butler Report. The
CPS advice to Essex police is expected towards the end of January or early
of documents by Essex has been very limited, but the familyís pathologist, Dr
Carey, has finally been allowed access to the expert reports commissioned by
Carey is due to supply his supplementary report to the family, to pass to the
CPS, by the third week of January.
The St Annís Mental Health Trust
internal review is complete. It has not been disclosed to anyone.
there are no prosecutions, the inquest will be held on 5th June 2000.
made a complaint against Dr Patel to the General Medical Council (GMC) who was
the original pathologist acting for H.M Coroner. This complaint is under active investigation by the GMC.
year on we are still no closer to the truth.
So today we are launching an appeal for witnessís, that may have seen
Roger on that fatal night of 11th January 1999 between 9:10 p.m. and
have produced a leaflet, which will be distributed in the immediate vicinity of
Summerhill Road Tottenham, over the course of the next week.