Press releases 1997

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1997
December JURY AT INQUEST INTO DEATH OF DENNIS STEVENS RETURN ACCIDENTAL DEATH VERDICT
December INQUEST INTO DEATH OF DENNIS STEVENS IN DARTMOOR PRISON TO RECONVENE 16 DECEMBER IN EXETER. MR STEVENS’ FAMILY TO BOYCOTT THE CONCLUSION OF THE INQUEST IN PROTEST
November INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF DENNIS STEVENS IN HMP DARTMOOR ADJOURNS AFTER CORONER REFUSES TO ALLOW JURY TO CONSIDER UNLAWFUL KILLING VERDICT. FAMILY SEEK TO CHALLENGE CORONER IN HIGH COURT.
October HIGH COURT HEARING ON DEATHS IN CUSTODY
October IBRAHIMA SEY – UNLAWFUL KILLING VERDICT CS SPRAY CUSTODY DEATH
October JOHN LEO O’REILLY – FAMILY TO PROTEST OUTSIDE POLICE COMPLAINTS AUTHORITY
October INQUEST OPENS INTO DEATH OF DENNIS STEVENS
October PRISON OMBUDSMAN SUPPORTS CALL FOR HIM TO INVESTIGATE PRISON DEATHS
September MATTHEW HOLMES – INQUEST BEGINS INTO DEATH OF BELMARSH PRISONER
August KENNETH SEVERIN – FAMILY OF PRISONER WHO DIED WHILE BEING RETRAINED BY PRISON OFFICERS IN BELMARSH PRISON CONTINUE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE.
July DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS AND POLICE COMPLAINTS AUTHORITY DECISIONS NOT TO PROSECUTE OR DISCIPLINE POLICE OFFICERS AFTER THE DEATH OF SHIJI LAPITE QUASHED IN HIGH COURT
July INQUIRY INTO THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICES DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH
July RICHARD O’BRIEN – DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS FORCED TO ADMIT ANOTHER BLUNDER OVER DEATH IN CUSTODY
July DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS POSITION `UNTENABLE’ AFTER BLUNDERS IN DEATH IN CUSTODY CASES OF SHIJI LAPITE AND RICHARD O’BRIEN
July JUDGEMENT DUE IN HEARING ON WAYNE DOUGLAS INQUEST
July HIGH COURT HEARING ON WAYNE DOUGLAS INQUEST
June JURY RETURN LAWFUL KILLING VERDICT AT INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF DAVID HOWELL
June PETER AUSTIN – PRESSURE GROUP CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT REVIEW OF PRIVATE SECURITY FIRMS IN LIGHT OF LACK OF CARE VERDICT ON PRISONER.
June PETER AUSTIN DEATH RAISES FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS
May JACK STRAW MUST ACT TO STOP PRISON DEATH TOLL
April BRETT HAY – FAMILY AND CAMPAIGNERS REACT ANGRILY TO VERDICT ON DIABETIC PRISONER
April MARK MCLOUGHLIN – INQUEST JURY FINDS NEGLECT CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH OF YOUNG IRISHMAN IN METROPOLITAN POLICE CUSTODY
April MARK MCLOUGHLIN – INQUEST BEGINS INTO DEATH OF IRISHMAN IN METROPOLITAN POLICE CUSTODY
March INQUEST OPENS INTO DEATH OF GARY ALLSOP
February SECOND INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF JOHN LEO O’REILLY
February PCA DECISION IN RICHARD O’BRIEN DEATH
February FAMILY AND CAMPAIGNERS DEPLORE DECISION OF THE PCA NOT TO INSTITUTE FORMAL DISCIPLINARY CHARGES WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRAGIC DEATH OF JOHN O’REILLY
January “OPEN” VERDICT RETURNED ON DEATH OF KENNETH SEVERIN WHO DIED WHILE BEING RESTRAINED BY PRISON OFFICERS IN BELMARSH PRISON
January DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS POSITION `UNTENABLE’ AFTER BLUNDERS IN DEATH IN CUSTODY CASES OF SHIJI LAPITE AND RICHARD O’BRIEN
   
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