Investigation into Birmingham Riots

7 May 2014, 09:16

The father of a man killed in the Birmingham riots has said he feels let down by the justice system ahead of the release of a report into the investigation into his son's death.

Tariq Jahan, who was hailed a hero for calming tensions in the City during the 2011 clashes, said he feels like he has had a `slap in the face'' as the report is expected to clear a police officer of any wrong doing.

Haroon Jahan and brothers Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir all from the Winson Green area of Birmingham died after being hit by a car as they tried to protect local shops from looters.

In July 2012, eight men were acquitted of their murders and an investigation into a police officer's conduct was launched as the trial judge found he had lied on oath.

It's claimed the officer didn't disclose evidence to the defence counsel until the 10th week of the three month trial.

It's being reported this morning, Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Tagg, who led the inquiry into the deaths, is cleared of any wrongdoing by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in their report which is expected to come out later.


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