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Family fury as police involved in son's death are granted secret hearing



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Added 09-11-17 06:37:02am EST - “Six police officers investigated for gross misconduct over the death of a 23-year-old man will have their disciplinary hearing held in secret ” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Family fury as police involved in son’s death are granted secret hearing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Press and members of the public will be barred from proceedings on how the officers will be dealt with, which began today, after police used a loophole to block access.

The Lewis family is furious. Although they will be able to attend, his parents believe the public should be fully informed of the details.

Aji and Conrad Lewis told the Guardian it was a “matter of utter shame for the IPCC, serving only to erode our confidence in that organization or, indeed, in the police.”

The family’s ordeal began over the August bank holiday weekend, seven years ago, when Lewis’ mental health deteriorated.

Lewis was subjected to two periods of restraint by officers during that time, lasting longer than 30 minutes.

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