Socialist Worker

CPS to meet family of Habib 'Paps' Ullah

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2390

The family of Habib “Paps” Ullah, who died during a stop and search in 2008, are set to meet with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) at the end of the month.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) referred the case to the CPS last week.

The IPCC has interviewed five Thames Valley police officers and a solicitor acting for police officers under criminal caution.

In March 2010 the IPCC cleared officers of any wrongdoing. But under oath at an inquest the following December officers admitted removing potentially key evidence from written statements to the IPCC.

They claimed they were told to do so by a police federation lawyer.

Saqib Deshmukh of the Justice4Paps campaign told Socialist Worker, “We have been inspired by the Hillsborough families, who have been fighting for justice for 25 years.

“We are part of the United Friends and Family Campaign and we will continue to put pressure to make sure other families get justice too.”

A court hearing following the police shooting of Anthony Grainger in 2012 began on Monday of this week.

Greater Manchester police (GMP) pleaded not guilty to breach of health and safety laws in the fatal shooting.

GMP chief Sir Peter Fahy is accused of failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act over the killing of Anthony. The cop who shot him will face no action.

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