Ian Wards family to be compensation, but no criminal charges

The State Government is set to give 200,000 dollars to the family of Ian Ward, an indigenous elder who died of heatstroke in a police van in 2008.

The proposed payment is not a compensation payout, and the state government admits no fault. It has not yet passed a Cabinet vote.

However, protesters like the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee, still demand criminal charges, which have not yet been laid, and the contract with the contracting agency G4S be ended.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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