IRR News 13-19 July 2012

IRR News 13-19 July 2012

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week we report on the perverse Crown Prosecution Service decision not to prosecute the three G4S officers involved in the death of Angolan man Jimmy Mubenga in 2010. And news also reaches us of a death in police custody in Germany.

The police are again in the news, as PC Simon Harwood is found not guilty of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson in 2009. And a Metropolitan police officer has been sacked for racially abusing a takeaway manager and another officer has been sacked for lying about an assault on a 16-year-old. It has also been revealed that police allegedly fabricated evidence against Rizwaan Sabir, a Muslim student from the University of Nottingham who was arrested under the Terrorism Act in 2008.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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