Monday, 28 September 2015

Fighting Back : Justice For Cherry

This week marks the thirtieth anniversary of the shooting of innocent mother of five Cherry Groce by the Metropolitan Police - an incident which sparked the Brixton riots.

Regular readers may recall last year's petition which I shared. That petition secured its aim in getting legal aid for Cherry's family and in finally receiving an apology from Scotland Yard at the hearing which proved that the injuries she sustained from that shooting contributed to her premature death. But despite suffering PTSD and the struggle Cherry went through from the day she was shot until her death four years ago, the police have never taken full and sufficient responsibility for what happened, despite assurances after the hearing from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe that he would sit down with the family to do so. They have heard nothing from him since March - when he instructed his lawyers to tell Cherry's family that he was no longer willing to work with them on this matter.

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