LETTER : Impartial inquiry on Wayne Douglas

From Mr John Cartwright

Sir: Your editorial ("Bulls in Brixton's china shop", 13 December) on the death of Wayne Douglas said "his death requires an independent investigation".

I can assure you that our inquiry will be thorough and impartial. It will seek to get at the truth. The Police Complaints Authority has always jealously guarded its independence and I do not believe that any other form of inquiry could get nearer to discovering what happened.

Yours faithfully,

John Cartwright

Deputy Chairman


Police Complaints Authority

London, SW1

20 December