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.
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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.
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.