originally by: Socialist Worker
published: 16 October 2012
A judge has ruled that the police must hand over video footage to the legal team of the family of Azelle Rodney. Azelle was shot by a police officer at point blank range in April 2005.
The Met had lodged a judicial review against a ruling that the family’s legal team should be allowed to see the footage. The legal team wanted to see the video so they could argue it should be released.
There was no inquest into Azelle’s death because police said information gathered covertly should be kept secret for national security reasons.
Suzanne Alexander, Azelle’s mother, accused police of “executing” her son in her statement to the hearing.