The jury at Southwark Crown Court, London, heard that police met a "wall of silence" in their hunt for witnesses to Douglas's arrest last December. His death sparked rioting throughout Brixton.
The 25-year-old former postman, detained after a chase following a knife- point burglary, was said to have been hit on the wrist with a baton to make him drop a kitchen knife. Pc James Page said Douglas repeatedly lunged at him and a colleague with the eight-inch blade. "I was terrified," he said. Jojo MoyesReuse content