Deaths involving the police - Inquests

There have been a number of high profile deaths involving the police when the deceased has been shot by an armed officer. This always attracts a lot of publicity and it is important for the family of the deceased that there is a transparent investigation into what happened and whether the correct procedures were followed.

An extremely important issue in these circumstances is whether or not there was a perceived danger from the deceased and how realistic that danger was.

loading staff

Circumstances of the death

A fatal shooting is not the only way in which the police can be involved. There are other different possibilities. The deceased may have been threatened by his or her attacker and the matter was reported to the police. In those circumstances, it may have been that the police were called to deal with the complaint and as a result of their handling, a death subsequently occurred. 

If you would like to speak to a specialist inquests solicitor please call us on 0175 321 5096, you can also complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your situation.

9.3out of 10
5-stars on Trustpilot Based on count 551

We're Great

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

Stephensons appointed to NEPO legal services panel

The national law firm, Stephensons, has been appointed to the North East Purchasing Organisation (NEPO) legal panel for a total of six legal service specialisms. Following the invitation to tender for NEPO’s £60million multiple lot...

Read more

Two promotions in the Stephensons family department

The national law firm, Stephensons, has announced two new associate solicitors in its family law department. Emma Roberts, based in the firm’s Manchester office and Nicola Clayton, in Wigan, receive their associateship effective immediately. ...

Read more

Twitter block 1 tweet

SolicitorsLLP

Inquests reorder

  • Sean Joyce
  • Mike Pemberton