Case Timeline (Pt2)

Demonstration28th June 2006 – Four officers cleared on the judge’s direction

2nd August 2006
Six officers cleared

Four by the jury and two by the Judge after the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to have a retrial after the jury could not reach a verdict.

3rd April 2007
Powell family response to IPCC decision not to discipline officers

In responding to the decision of the IPCC not to bring disciplinary charges against any of the police officers involved in Mikey’s death the family’s statement read; “The IPCCs decision, like so many of its decisions demonstrates their refusal to proceed with any disciplinary action at all when people die in police custody”.

2nd March 2009
Inquest into the death of Mikey Powell due to start

This was adjourned following the family’s complaint that the Coroner and Northamptonshire police had withheld and failed to disclose significant amounts of documents from them.

9th June 2009
High Court decision permits challenge to failure to provide documents to family

A deputy High Court Judge, Mr CMG Ockleton, gave permission for Claris Powell, Mikey’s mother, to bring proceedings for judicial review against the Coroner and Northants police. He held it was arguable that the Coroner had “no proper basis for his conclusion that none of the material that he has not seen ought to be available at the inquest”.

2nd July 2009
High Court hearing and order for disclosure

Hearing of judicial review during which Northants police conceded Mrs Powell’s claim for documents and submitted to an order that they provide the family with access to all the documents sought.

4th November 2009
Full Inquest into death of Mikey Powell to begin

It is due to last for 6 weeks.

18th December 2009
Powell family applaud jury verdict.
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September 2011
IPCC takes over van investigation and West Midlands Police Authority to investigate Chief Constable.
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