Henry Hicks: Sister Claudia vows to carry on fighting for ‘accountability’
- Credit: Archant
The sister of Henry Hicks has said she is “beyond disappointed” with a ruling which exonerated four police officers over his death – and has promised to carry on fighting for “accountability”.
As reported in the Gazette on Friday, a Met misconduct panel ruled the four cops – in two cars – weren’t pursuing the teenager before he crashed and died in Wheelwright Street in December 2014.
His death sparked a huge “justice for Henry Hicks” campaign, including a march on Islington Police Station in April 2015.
In a statement released through the Inquest charity, Mr Hicks’s sister Claudia said: “We are beyond disappointed by this ruling.
“We don’t understand how the panel can have reached a different conclusion to that of the inquest jury [in June last year]. We won’t stop fighting for accountability for Henry’s death.
You may also want to watch:
“We miss him every day.”
The four officers were granted anonymity. A Met spokesman said they all “remain on restricted duties”, and that “following the outcome of the hearing, their status will be reviewed”.
- 1 Hackney and Islington see another rise in Covid-19 cases
- 2 Taylor Cox 'wanted to play pro football until he was stabbed two years ago'
- 3 Letters: Fighting to keep Wray Crescent Park available to all
- 4 Police search for man who exposed himself on Islington 393 bus
- 5 Letters: Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme
- 6 Highbury woman repairs clothes outside H&M in stand against fast fashion
- 7 Launch date for Gordon Ramsay's Upper Street burger chain
- 8 Arsenal offers behind scenes tour of Emirates Stadium at Covid jab pop-up
- 9 Arsenal pub Tollington Arms listed 'to prevent it being turned into flats'
- 10 Largest beer garden in North London being built for Euro 2020