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Permission hearing in the application for judicial review in the case of Jermaine Baker.
4th October 2016, 10:30am start
Court One, Royal Courts of Justice
There will be a hearing to determine permission in an application for judicial review brought by the family of Mr Jermaine Baker against the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis.
The case concerns the question of whether an officer under investigation by the IPCC in relation to the death of Jermaine Baker is able to retire from the MPS.
INQUEST has been working with the family of Jermaine Baker since December 2015. The family is represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group members Michael Oswald from Bhatt Murphy solicitors and barristers Adam Straw and Heather Williams QC from Doughty Street Chambers.
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INQUEST provides specialist advice on deaths in custody or detention or involving state failures in England and Wales. This includes a death in prison, in police custody or following police contact, in immigration detention or psychiatric care. INQUEST's policy and parliamentary work is informed by its casework and we work to ensure that the collective experiences of bereaved people underpin that work. Its overall aim is to secure an investigative process that treats bereaved families with dignity and respect; ensures accountability and disseminates the lessons learned from the investigation process in order to prevent further deaths.
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