Police officers refused anonymity in the Dean Joseph Inquest

30.03.15 | |

Dean Joseph was shot by officers of the Metropolitan police on 5th September 2014 in Islington, North London.  An inquest into the circumstances of his death has been  opened and a substantive hearing is due to commence on 20th July 2015.  In the course of that inquest a number of police officers made applications seeking anonymity in the inquest proceedings, relying on the risk of retribution and the risk posed to police officers, particularly armed officers, of terrorism.  Those applications have today been refused by Coroner Mary Hassell sitting in the St Pancras Coroner's Court, who found that "any departure from open justice must be a stringently regulated exception" and she "did not find that the case is made out."  The judgment can be read here.

 

The applications were opposed by Susan Joseph, instructing Lana Adamou of Bindmans Solicitors and Sam Jacobs of Doughty Street Chambers.

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