Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Is this random cruelty,  racism and indifference or is it orchestrated ?  What did Chris Know?

Falkland/Malvinas and  Northern Island decorated Hero Christopher Alder died mysteriously in a police cell.  Chris had been injured when a man waited for him outside  a nightclub and attacked him. 

This  unidentified man who first started trouble with Alder inside the night club has never been arrested or questioned over the death.

Taken from  Hospital  suffering from head injury causing confusion to Queens Gardens Police Station in Hull where he was pulled from a police van and dragged unconscious  and thrown into a police cell on his face where a pool of blood developed  into which he fitfully breathed his last breath.

While  he died five police officers  make monkey noises and joked. None of these officers have been prosecuted for the murder and notably the man who caused the initially injury remains  unidentified despite the CCTV footage.

The grieving family were handed the body of their loved one to bury and they did so. Only  years later it was discovered they had been given the  body of a 77 year old woman and that Christopher's body was still in the mortuary in Hull.  Why?

The Alder case became a cause célèbre for civil rights and police corruption campaigners as Chris’s family, led by his irrepressible sister Janet, sought to break down a police cover-up of breath-taking extent and audacity. It would surprise few to find that West Yorkshire Police were central in that cover-up and that the detective leading the external investigation into Humberside Police, Supt John Holt (pictured top left), has since been discredited as part of the infamous Operation Douglas corruption scandal. Holt retired from the police service in 2005 having, incredibly, been promoted after two spectacularly bungled major investigations, but still provides consultancy services to West Yorkshire Police, via an operation called Intelligence Analysis Training. There is , of course, another famous West Yorkshire Police precedent where incompetence and dishonesty was richly rewarded: As in the case of the infamous George Oldfield of Judith Ward and Yorkshire Ripper fame.

Amongst a series of catastrophic failings by Holt’s team was the fact that Chris Alder’s clothes were destroyed by the very people investigating his unexplained death and, as such, those exhibits were never subjected to forensic examination. There were also the questions of a missing belt and also additional injuries not sustained in the nightclub altercation that were never investigated by West Yorkshire Police.  READ MORE

Chris Alder died in a police  cell 255 British servicemen gave their lives in the Falklands/Malvinas, and  264 Falklands veterans  have tragically committed suicide since their return to Britain in 1982.  Why? War Crimes Para Officers refuse to follow Geneva Convention. 

Alder was one of 69 suspects who died in police custody in 1998. Between 1990-2011 a total of 980 suspects died in police custody.[89] Only one police officer has ever been successfully prosecuted, although prosecutions were recommended against 13 officers based on "relatively strong evidence of misconduct or neglect."[90] The successful prosecution related to the death of Craig Boyd in March 2004. Boyd hung himself with a shoelace in his cell at St Mary's Wharf police station, Derby. The custody suite warden, PC David Stoll, was watching the Disney film Finding Nemo with two other officers at the time and custody records had been falsified to show visits by officers to the cells "that were not substantiated by video evidence." Stoll was found guilty of misconduct in a public office and was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for one year.[91][92][93]
In 1999 Judge Gerald Butler criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for failing to take action over a number of deaths in police custody. He made several recommendations to improve accountability, and expressed "unease" over the current system.[94] In a December 2010 report the IPCC suggested that juries were "unwilling to convict police officers." The report, which covered deaths in custody in England and Wales between 1998 and 2010, concluded that in 16 cases restraint by officers was the direct cause of death, of which four were classed as "positional asphyxia." The majority of deaths were ruled as occurring due to natural causes, many involving drug or alcohol abuse, and the authors called on the Home Office and Department of Health "to pilot facilities with medical care to replace police cells." Deborah Coles, co-director of the charity and campaign group INQUEST said: "The study points to alarming failures in the care of vulnerable detainees suffering from mental health, drug and alcohol problems, many of whom should have been diverted from police custody."[90]
According to the report "fewer than half of detainees booked into custody who should have been risk assessed were actually assessed," while "incidents where custody officers had not conducted proper checks, or thoroughly roused detainees to check their state, were prevalent." Custody officers and staff also lacked basic first aid training. Mike Franklin, the IPCC commissioner, said: "What emerges most prominently from the report is the medical and mental health needs of a large number of people the police arrest," and questioned whether custody "is the best place for a large number of the people the police deal with."[90]
On 1 September 2011 the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 was extended to include all deaths in police custody suites, prison cells, mental health detention facilities and Young Offenders Institutions.

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