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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.

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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 01616 966 229, you can also complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your situation.

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