Untersuchung zu Polizei-„Aussagen“ während des Bergarbeiterstreiks in Britannien 1984/85 gefordert
Posted by entdinglichung - 22. Oktober 2012
der Guardian berichtet:
“ … The police complaints watchdog is under pressure to widen its investigation into alleged fabrication of evidence by South Yorkshire officers in the 1980s as new allegations emerge of attempts to frame miners at the Orgreave coking plant clashes.
Chris Kitchen, general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, said the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, should include in their examination of South Yorkshire police’s post-Hillsborough „cover-up“ the force’s alleged framing of 95 miners for serious criminal offences after Orgreave.
„Many miners were subjected to malpractice during the strike by South Yorkshire police – and other forces,“ Kitchen told the Guardian. „I will be asking the NUM’s national executive committee to consider complaining to the IPCC and DPP for the police operations at Orgreave and elsewhere during the strike to be investigated, now the details of what South Yorkshire police did at Hillsborough have been revealed.“
At Orgreave in 1984, police officers on horseback and on foot were filmed beating picketing miners with truncheons, but South Yorkshire police claimed the miners had attacked them first, and prosecuted 95 men for riot and unlawful assembly, which carried potential life sentences. All 95 were acquitted after the prosecution case collapsed following revelations in court that police officers‘ statements had been dictated to them in order to establish evidence of a riot, and one officer’s signature on a statement had been forged. …“