Monday, 4 August 2014

THE sister of a man who died in police custody has slammed a decision to let the force involved investigate claims it “interfered” with his body.

Sister’s fury as cops open investigation into Falklands Veterans police custody death Former paratrooper Christopher Alder, 37, died on the floor of a Hull police station in 1998. Five Humberside police officers were later accused of killing him but were cleared on the orders of a judge. A report later said four of the five were guilty of the “most serious ­neglect of duty”. In 2011 there was a new scandal when Christopher’s body was found in a Hull mortuary. The Falklands veteran was supposed to have been buried in 2000 but it was discovered a 77-year-old woman, Grace Kamara, had been buried in his place. It has since emerged Christopher’s body may have been used by Humberside Police for “training”As many as 800 officers visited the mortuary between 1998 and 2011 and a total of 59 “may have been shown a frozen body, possibly Christopher ­Alder’s”. No consent was ever given by ­Christopher’s family. Despite this, the Independent Police Complaints ­Commission (IPCC) has decided against launching an investigation. Instead, the watchdog has passed a complaint by Christopher’s sister to Humberside Police to investigate. Janet Alder, 53, described the ­decision as “absolutely shocking”.Read more HERE  R.I.P.

This is a horrific story, whether you are a Veteran or a civilian nobody deserves this. When we bury someone and say Rest In Peace, it should mean just that, can Christopher Alder now finally R.I.P.