Taken from: Azelle Rodney Inquiry Website
published: October 2010
The Azelle Rodney Public Inquiry formally opened in London on Wednesday 6th October 2010. Azelle Rodney died in 2005 following an operation by the Metropolitan Police.
The terms of reference of the Inquiry are: “To ascertain by inquiring how, where and in what circumstances Azelle Rodney came by his death on 30th April 2005 and then to make any such recommendations as may seem appropriate.”
The Inquiry will be chaired by Sir Christopher Holland, a retired High Court Judge. Sir Christopher’s appointment was announced to Parliament in June by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke, following the previous government’s announcement in March 2010 that an Inquiry would be held.