Deaths involving police

Deaths involving police

Police-related deaths may require the expertise of a solicitor and at Watson Woodhouse we have specialists available to discuss this with you today. Any fatality is absolutely devastating and we understand this only too well. When deaths occur involving the police however, family members are sometimes left with many unanswered questions. If you would like to discuss your circumstances with a dedicated professional, please get in touch and request a free initial consultation. 

Sadly, police-related fatalities can occur in the following ways:

  • Within a police station or the confines of a cell/holding cell
  • During restraint and arrest whether in a public space or within the home 
  • Whilst dealing with an incident and as a result of police actions/omissions in respect of handling the incident, a death has occurred

Police-Related Deaths

As specialist solicitors in police-related deaths, our first port of call is to contact the  Independent Police Complaints Commission the Police Force concerned and the Coroner. Informing each of these bodies that we are now involved with the case, we’ll make sure any phone calls and documentation is directed through us. Liaising with every authority necessary on your behalf, our aim is to take away an amount of strain whilst you and your family have the time to grieve and come to terms with what’s happened.

Police Inquest Solicitors

At Watson Woodhouse our professional inquest solicitors provide advice, guidance and even assistance should you wish to instruct us. Representing you throughout proceedings we’ll endeavour to provide you with detailed explanations attached to police procedures. In addition we’ll relay police policy documentation in a way that makes sense to you.

We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family. We’ll guide you through the post-mortem report succinctly and empathetically, ensuring you fully understand the circumstances attached. Your specialist police inquest solicitor will advise accordingly should you require specific experts to assist in the investigation.


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