Inquest finds errors by the Metropolitan Police contributing to the death of Ronnie Khan

23.02.16 | |

Inquest jury finds communication errors by the Metropolitan Police and an inappropriate policing plan for the funeral of Brixton gang member caused the death of Ronnie Khan - an entirely innocent bystander.  


The jury sitting at Southwark Coroner’s Court returned a narrative conclusion on 23 February 2016.  They found that “communication errors were prevalent within the Metropolitan Police Service” and contributed to Mr Khan’s death. The jury also found that failures by senior police officers to ensure an adequate policing plan contributed.  


The jury concluded that,“if all relevant information regarding the funeral and gang activities were linked, the Metropolitan Police would have put in place a different policing plan, raising the level to either high risk or critical”. 


Ronnie’s family are now seeking a public apology and assurances that lessons have been learned.  


They were represented by Kate Maynard of Hickman and Rose solicitors and Fiona Murphy.

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