HM Coroner for Inner North London, Mary Hassel, has now listed the inquest to begin on 4 June 2018. A pre-inquest review hearing will take place on 15 November 2017. The family are continuing to press the IPCC in respect of their investigation. Rashan Charles’ family are represented by Carolynn Gallwey and Chanel Dolcy of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors.
The family had this to say:
“We are pleased to have a date for the inquest into Rashan’s death, but there is much to do before that takes place. In particular, we expect the IPCC to conduct a robust and rigorous investigation. Our concern is to establish whether unlawful force was used on Rashan and whether there is any evidence of criminal wrong-doing, including of gross negligence in the circumstances surrounding his death.
We will work with the IPCC to that end, and will expect them to thoroughly scrutinise the accounts of what happened, and to act with integrity, openness and objectivity as they do so. We are also committed, in due course, to helping ensure that any lessons from Rashan’s death are learned”.