5th July 2013

The family of Azelle Rodney, their legal team and INQUEST will be holding a press conference at Garden Court Chambers on Friday 5 July at 11.15am following the publication of the report of the Inquiry into his death.

Azelle Rodney was 24 when he died on 30 April 2005 after a police operation in which he was shot six times by a Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer. The shooting took place after the car he was in was brought to a halt in a ‘hard stop’ in Edgware, north London.

When: 11.15am, Friday 5 July 2013 (media welcome to arrive from 10.15am onwards)

Where: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

To attend, or for further information, please contact Hannah Ward, Communications Manager at INQUEST on 020 7263 1111

The family of Azelle Rodney is represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group members Daniel Machover, partner, and Helen Stone, assistant solicitor, both at Hickman and Rose Solicitors and Leslie Thomas, barrister, Garden Court Chambers and Adam Straw, barrister, Tooks Court Chambers.


Notes to editors:

  1. Full background to the death of Azelle Rodney and subsequent inquiry can be accessed here
  2. Azelle Rodney Inquiry website: http://azellerodneyinquiry.independent.gov.uk/index.htm

INQUEST provides a general telephone advice, support and information service to any bereaved person facing an inquest and a free, in-depth complex casework service on deaths in custody/state detention or involving state agents and works on other cases that also engage article 2 of the ECHR and/or raise wider issues of state and corporate accountability. INQUEST’s policy and parliamentary work is informed by its casework and we work to ensure that the collective experiences of bereaved people underpin that work. Its overall aim is to secure an investigative process that treats bereaved families with dignity and respect; ensures accountability and disseminates the lessons learned from the investigation process in order to prevent further deaths occurring.

Please refer to INQUEST the organisation in all capital letters in order to distinguish it from the legal hearing