Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Pauline Pearce AKA The Hackney Heroine has commented on news that the police officer who restrained Rashan Charles before his death is facing an investigation for gross misconduct.
Pauline, who has been campaigning for justice for Rashan Charles said:
"Firstly, I think a lot of people in the community will be feeling relieved that action is being taken following the death of young Rash.
"We need to continue to support the Charles family in making sure we scrutinise every step of the investigation to make sure justice is done.
"Now that the IPCC have announced that the officer involved is being investigated for gross misconduct, suspension should seriously be considered.
"A young man died following this incident and it is not acceptable that the officer was not suspended straight after the incident pending an investigation.
"The police need to review their process in severe cases like this, especially when somebody has lost their life."