Joe’s parents Nick and Jane said the inquest was ‘gruelling and frustrating’ because neither the the IPCC’s report nor GMP’s response were heard as evidence.
In a statement, they hit out at the ‘behaviour and attitude of the custody officers’, adding: “We love Joe and will continue to miss him every day for the rest of our lives.”Awww, diddums! Perhaps if he hadn’t got himself arrested for drink driving he’d still be here?
And why should someone old enough to drive not take the consequences of driving otherwise than in accordance with the licence?
His devastated family, who believe Joe feared he had ruined his life, weren’t aware of his arrest because, at the time, 17-year-olds weren’t treated as children in custody.
Joe, who had been due to appear in court two days after his death, didn’t ask for his parents to be informed.
Laws have now changed after a campaign led by his parents./facepalm
The Independent Police Complaints Commission investigated the contact officers had with Joe after the family raised concerns. Its recommendations can now be revealed after an inquest jury recorded a verdict of suicide with a number of contributing factors, including an ‘anomaly’ in how the law deals with teenagers.It wasn't an anomaly at all. And what happened to shame? Don't they have any?