Hackney Account, a youth-led social action project based at Hackney CVS, recently released a statement following the inquest into the death of Lamont Roper.
Yolanda Lear, research officer for Hackney Account, told the Hackney Gazette: “We want the police to make an improved statement that considers their role in this death, and also for changes to be made in the way searches are carried out.”
The inquest heard that the police officer involved was required to turn on his body-worn camera during stop-and-searches but had the camera underneath their cycle jacket. Yolanda added: “The camera could have told us more about what happened. Police need to adjust uniforms so that officers can easily wear their cameras outside of their jackets.”
Read Account’s statement