Cherry Groce

Listening Tree Video (LT) April 14, 2021 MICHAEL GROCE INTERVIEWED RE THE BRIXTON UPRISING, 1985

In 1985, police raided the home of Cherry Groce, looking for her son Michael. During the course of the raid, Cherry was and left paralysed from the waist down. The streets answered.

Police (RH) Resources Hub September 7, 2020 ‘The man who shot my mum is still living his life’: Cherry Groce’s son on life after police brutality

It gradually dawned on the family that the man with the gun was not an armed burglar but a police officer. The scene became hellish.

Police (RH) Resources Hub August 1, 2020 Say Their Names: 12 Victims of Police and State Brutality in the UK

The fact that the last time a British police officer was convicted for a death in custody was in 1969 – despite several verdicts of unlawful killing since – is all the more galling.

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