The delays by the Chief Constable in meeting the disclosure expectations of the Coroner are unacceptable. The chief constable have persistently ignored directions by the Coroners Office and are apparently oblivious to criticism in this regard and are seemingly unaccountable.
It is our regretful conclusion that the PSNI approach to this series of Inquests is motivated by an over arching policy of obstructionism to delay the inevitable damning facts of the policy of shoot to kill being laid out for public consideration. It is a shocking indictment that this policy of delay has been such that the parents of Seamus Grew have both passed away in recent months without hearing the inquests into the murder of their son.
Our clients are entitled to a transparent examination of the murders of the loved ones, indeed the State is legally obliged to convene one however it appears that the Chief Constable and the Security Services are implacably opposed to that.