Monday, 9 May 2016

Demand Justice For Sheku Bayoh

The solicitor for Sheku Bayo's family is quoted in the Scotsman newspaper today as making a statement yesterday that everyone should read. I've reprinted it below:

Aamer Anwar said "Over the course of the last year the Bayohs have met families who also lost their loved ones at the hands of the police. They told the Bayohs that there is something deeply shameful about a system where people are unlawfully killed at the hands of our protectors, yet the perpetrators remain free. As we have seen from Hillsborough, it is instinctive for police officers to blame the dead rather than their own and for families to be placed in the perverse situation of relying on the police for the truth."

The family are still fighting for answers from untrustworthy Police Scotland and the corrupt Crown office. They are meeting with Lord Advocate today - the same Lord Advocate who stubbornly refuses to prosecute the bin lorry driver. No prizes for guessing how that's gonna go then...

I would urge anyone who, like me, demands truth, justice, and honesty from our public officials to email a complaint to the Crown office and the Scottish Parliament. You can also tweet your complaint. Details below:


TWEET:
@shekubayohrip @nicolasturgeon @COPFS Friends of Sheku Bayoh 1 year on demand 1Public enquiry 2Public apology 3Release cctv 4Legal aid


EMAIL 1:
nicola.Sturgeon.msp@scottish.parliament.uk,scottish.ministers@gov.scot

WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR SHEKU BAYOH

Dear Nicola Sturgeon

We support the family of Sheku Bayoh and demand the truth from the Scottish Police to know what happened to him on 3 May when he died so tragically in Kircaldy.

1. A Public enquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh.
2. A public apology from Scottish Police for the mishandling the case of Sheku Bayoh’s death including the release of misleading information that they have released about Sheku Bayoh and his death
3. Immediate release of the CCTV to the public that shows what happened between the police and Sheku Bayoh
4. Immediate access to Legal Aid to help the Bayoh Family to fight their case

These are actions that we believe will help lead us to know the truth about what happened to Sheku Bayoh.

When will we have the truth?

Yours sincerely,

(Your Name)


EMAIL 2:

complaints@copfs.gsi.gov.uk

WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR SHEKU BAYOH

Dear Lord Advocate

We support the family of Sheku Bayoh and demand the truth from the Scottish Police to know what happened to him on 3 May when he died so tragically in Kircaldy.

1. A Public enquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh.
2. A public apology from Scottish Police for the mishandling the case of Sheku Bayoh’s death including the release of misleading information that they have released about Sheku Bayoh and his death
3. Immediate release of the CCTV to the public that shows what happened between the police and Sheku Bayoh
4. Immediate access to Legal Aid to help the Bayoh Family to fight their case

These are actions that we believe will help lead us to know the truth about what happened to Sheku Bayoh.

When will we have the truth?

Yours sincerely,

(Your Name)