IPCC: Investigation into Birmingham riot deaths mishandled

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has said the handling of a criminal investigation into the deaths of three men in the summer 2011 riots in Birmingham was mishandled.

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Birmingham riots victim's father 'let down' by justice system

Tariq Jahan says the leaked findings feel like a "slap in the face" Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

The father of one of the three men killed in the Birmingham riots says he feels let down by the justice system ahead of the publication of a report into the botched investigation into their deaths.

Tariq Jahan, who was widely praised after he calmed tensions in the city during the 2011 clashes, says he feels like he has had a "slap in the face" after the leaked findings blamed the investigation's failures at the hands of a retired junior officer.

Haroon Jahan and brothers Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir, all from the Winson Green area of Birmingham, died after being hit by a Mazda car as they tried to protect local shops from looters.

In July 2012, eight men were acquitted of their murders.

Mr Jahan told Channel 4 News: "I'd just lost my son and the police were using me to quell the riots. I expected to get justice and all I got was a slap in the face from the justice system.

"Where were all the senior officers, why were there no notes made, why are bits and pieces of information missing?"

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