Nobody Guiltyfor hospital death
On Tuesday, 27 December 2011, a patient in Wexham Park Hospital died on the floor of ward 9 after being handcuffed behind his back by two police officers.
Today, Friday 14 March 2014, which is 2 years 4 months after the death, the English Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) declared that, based on the evidence assembled by the English Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) no person is to blame for the death in police custody of the hospital patient.
'Crown' means belonging to England's Queen Elizabeth number 2 - the incumbent monarch.
The IPCC investigation was conducted by Thames Valley Police officers into the actions of Thames Valley Police officers.
For a period of 7 months, commencing on the day of the incident, both police officers were permitted by England law, by English police procedures and by the operating policy of the English IPCC, to discuss all the details of the incident with, literally, anyone.
Eventually, 7 months after the death, when some of the details of the incident could no longer be remembered with absolute clarity and total accuracy, and after much discussion of the incident by the involved police officers with other persons, the same police organisation, Thames Valley Police, formally questioned the involved police officers.
The interviews, video recorded as 'evidence', were
conducted in an atmosphere of suspected criminal activity, described in police
under caution, with lawyers present who inevitably would have
intervened to protect the involved police officers from giving evidence that
might implicate them criminally or negatively.
The English authorities do not permit the same relaxed latitude for
persons who are not police officers. Non-police officers are questioned either
immediately or within 3 days
under caution and, until their interview is
are prevented discussing the incident with anyone except their lawyer.
For non-police officers the time available for lawyers and their clients to properly discuss the incident and the resulting implications is severely limited.
Often only a small cramped room with no ventilation is available for this purpose. The atmosphere in uninviting and intimidating.
In the Slough Times experience extending over 7 years, some of the Police Station allocated lawyers are sub-standard, uninterested in obtaining justice for their client and preoccupied with getting paid for their slovenly work. Most disadvantaged are the poor, the mentally retarded, the uneducated and those unfamiliar with the system's daily imperfections.
The crisis in the proper functioning of a fair and equitable English criminal justice system flourishes to society's ultimate detriment.
England has two distinct systems of criminal justice: an inferior and often disadvantageous system for the public and a superior and advantageous system for the police.
This is the status quo major English political organisations, (Conservative, Labour and UKIP), wish to perpetuate. No wonder they are keen to leave the European Union where better standards are consider a fundamental Human Right available to all persons.
The dead hospital patient's eldest daughter, Rachel Gumbs, said the whole family was numbed, shocked and greatly distressed by the CPS decision.
A full statement will be made in a few days when the family has recovered from hearing the astonishing news.