UK NEWS: INQUEST JURY’S VERDICT: REGGAE STAR SMILEY CULTURE ‘STABBED HIMSELF’ DURING POLICE RAID
Via BBC News
Reggae star Smiley Culture died from a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest during a police raid at his home, an inquest jury has found.
The 48-year-old singer, real name David Emmanuel, died at the property in Warlingham, Surrey, on 15 March 2011.
The incident happened during a search by Metropolitan Police officers.
Coroner Richard Travers said he would make a report to the force on changes or improvements to the supervision of a prisoner at their home during a search.
The hearing, in Woking, heard the singer, who rose to fame in the 1980s with a number of reggae-rap-style songs, stabbed himself after being arrested at his home in Hillbury Road during a police drugs investigation.
The jury foreman said: “David Victor Emmanuel took his own life. Continue Reading….
Once again the Metropolitan police force closes it’s ranks and then get’s away with murder. Some things will never change.
Police officers are being thrown in jail over their “business dealings” with News International and years ago one officer lost his job because he mistreated a police DOG, but those responsible for the countless deaths of people (the majority black and male) in police custody over the past 50 years still walk free and some now collect full pensions.
Don’t you just love the ‘mother country’?
The Emmanuel family have a long fight ahead of them, should they choose to challenge this verdict.
Rest In Peace David Victor Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.