Surveillance operation targeting sister of former paratrooper killed by racist police ‘not properly authorised’ but the Crown Prosecution Service refuse the charge the 4 police officers who spied on her. CPS wrote to Janet Alder saying it won’t charge four senior police officers after finding lack of sufficient evidence to secure misconduct conviction. Lack of evidence ? They admitted organizing an operation to spy on her and her solicitor and barrister.
Janet Alder has been trying for 16 years to find out what happened to her brother Christopher Alder who died in Police custody. What happened! the Police launched a campaign to spy on her and her legal representatives. The Courts and the Prosecution service protected the police who killed her brother and then spied on her. The three organs of the state have conspired to cover up the murder of Christopher and the persecution of his sister Janet.
All Janet wanted was the truth about how her brother former Paratrooper Christopher Alder.
He died in Police custody with his trousers around his ankles, handcuffed and face down in the custody suit. He chocked to death whilst police officers parodied monkey noises.
The State then stole his body and substituted the body of an old lady to give to his family for burial. Janet and her Family who had buried Christopher with honor found out 10 years later the State still had Christopher’s body.
The sister of a former paratrooper who was unlawfully killed in a police station has described how she felt “terrorised by the state” after it was revealed that up to 14 police officers were deployed to spy on her. The police operation targeting Janet Alder, which included surveillance and allegedly at least one attempt to eavesdrop on a conversation with her barrister, was not properly authorised, prosecutors said.
Police spied on Alder after she began campaigning to uncover the details of her brother Christopher’s death in a Hull police station in April 1998. One of the most controversial deaths in police custody, it inspired a decade-long quest for the truth. “I am absolutely appalled,” Alder told the Guardian. “I feel terrorised by the state.”
Prosecutors examining claims that police spied on sister after death of her brother
In a letter sent to her on Thursday, the Crown Prosecution Service said it had decided not to charge four senior officers in charge of the surveillance after concluding that there was not enough evidence to secure a conviction of misconduct in public office. But it outlined evidence showing that surveillance officers followed Alder, her barrister and her supporters after a July 2000 hearing of the inquest into her brother’s death. The CPS said that there was evidence that part of the surveillance team followed them to her hotel, while other members tracked another group to a car park.
The second-in-command of the operation told an internal police inquiry that “somebody went for a drink with a solicitor. One remit was to try and overhear the conversation.” That comment “raises significant concern”, the CPS added, as eavesdropping on legally protected conversations between a lawyer and their client is “improper and unlawful”.
Alder said that ever since she started campaigning over her brother’s death, she had feared that the police were monitoring her. “It just confirmed everything I thought and that I was not being paranoid,” she said. “I never in my life knew anything like this – I always believed that the system did the right thing. For that to happen to me, it was so scary. I was just a normal working-class woman looking after my kids.”
With regard to the decision not to charge senior officers, a CPS spokeswoman said: “Any prosecution would rely heavily on the evidence of police officers involved in the surveillance. As the events happened 15 years ago, the majority of the witnesses spoken to had, at best, a limited recollection of events.”
The CPS added that there was no “clear or reliable evidence” that the police had eavesdropped on her and her barrister. “This decision was supported by advice from external counsel,” it added.
The inquest in 2000 decided that Christopher Alder, a 37-year-old father of two,had been unlawfully killed. The Falklands veteran died in April 1998 handcuffed and face down on the floor of a Hull police station surrounded by police officers, after choking on his own vomit.
CCTV footage recorded him gasping for breath as officers chatted and joked around him. They believed that Alder, whose trousers and pants had been pulled down to his ankles, was play-acting. Monkey-like noises could be heard as Alder lay dead.
Five police officers put on trial for manslaughter and misconduct in public office were cleared on the orders of a judge two years later. Humberside police apologised to the family for failing to “treat Christopher with sufficient compassion”.
Christopher Alder died in April 1998 handcuffed and face down on the floor of a Hull police station surrounded by police officers, after choking on his own vomit. Photograph: Rex Shutterstock
Four years ago, it emerged that Alder’s family had buried an elderly woman instead of Christopher after his body was discovered in a hospital mortuary.
The surveillance was revealed after a Humberside detective constable who was part of the operation directed against Alder come forward to her superiors two years ago. She acted after revelations that undercover police had spied on the family and supporters of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
A two-year investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission found that police had authorised undercover surveillance of protesters outside the inquest at Hull crown court. Senior officers authorised the surveillance of the protesters, known as Operation Yarrow, for the whole of the six-week inquest. Officers were told to use “mobile, foot and technical surveillance”.
Police anticipated that controversy over the paratrooper’s death might result in public disorder, according to the CPS. There was evidence, however, that “members of a surveillance team were directed to undertake, and did undertake, surveillance with a broader remit than that allowed for in the authorisations,” the CPS said. It added that mobile and technical surveillance “was not properly authorised” because it took place away from the court and commenced before it was meant to.
Piers Arnold, an official in the CPS senior crime and terrorism division, wrote: “It is difficult to see how any such targeted surveillance could have been justified or directed at issues of public order which was the written justification for each of the surveillance authorities.
“Following the family of an alleged victim of police negligence/brutality and their legal representative instructed for an ongoing inquest into that death, whether or not it involved eavesdropping, would involve a high level of intrusion and require good reasons. No such reasons are discernible from the evidence.” But he added that the evidence on who ordered the surveillance was too unclear to start a prosecution. The CPS believed that it was not possible to establish a motive for the surveillance.
Alder said: “The police were trying to deflect attention away from the unlawful killing verdict of the inquest.”
A spokeswoman for Humberside police said: “We note the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service, which the family of Christopher Alder has the right to appeal.”
Police have come under growing criticism for covertly monitoring grieving families who have challenged their misconduct. An official report disclosed last year that undercover police officers had gathered intelligence on 18 families who had highlighted allegations of police wrongdoing. They include the parents of Stephen Lawrence, who was killed by a racist gang in 1993.
Undercover officers also gathered intelligence on the relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician mistakenly shot dead by police in the aftermath of the 2005 terrorist attacks on London, and on Cherry Groce, who was shot and paralysed by police in a raid on her home in 1985.
The death of 20-year-old student Ricky Reel, who in 1997 was found in a river after abuse by racists, also prompted intelligence operations on relatives.
The undercover operations are to be examined at a public inquiry by Lord Justice Pitchford, which will scrutinise the theft of child identity and police spies’ relationships with targeted women. Police have said intelligence on family campaigns was collected accidentally by undercover officers tasked with infiltrating political groups.
These evil people who work for the failed UK State could not make their hatred towards truth and justice more obvious!
Source: JUSTICE DENIED