Thursday 9th June 2011

In response to the news that officers have been cleared of misconduct and are due to return to work as normal, Babar Ahmad’s family stated:

“Eight years on and still no one has been reprimanded for this assault. The haste with which this decision has been reached is not consistent with considered reflection upon the evidence heard at Southwark Crown Court. This decision is also inconsistent with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s admission in 2009 civil proceedings that his officers were responsible for the assault upon Babar Ahmad.  The standard of proof in misconduct proceedings is the same as that in civil proceedings. Babar Ahmad calls for the recording from the probe to be released to his solicitor so that it can be subjected to independent expert examination.The Met does itself a great disservice by continuing to turn a blind eye to the behaviour of certain members of its force, not least those in the Territorial Support Group. This matter will not be laid to rest until we get justice”

 

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