Henry Hicks: Sister Claudia vows to carry on fighting for ‘accountability’
PUBLISHED: 13:52 23 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:02 23 October 2017
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.
“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”.
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