source: BBC News
published: 14 July 2015
When the policeman who had shot dead the suspected armed robber, Azelle Rodney, in north London was cleared of murder earlier this month, an email quickly dropped into my in-box. It was a statement from Susan Alexander, Azelle Rodney’s mother.
She wrote about how her 24-year-old son’s death in April 2005 was “avoidable” and called on the Metropolitan Police to say sorry.
Significantly, she also asked for an “unreserved apology” from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPPC) for conducting a “wholly inadequate investigation” into the shooting. Continue reading