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Death in garda custody ‘a very serious matter’ – Ó Laoghaire

23 September, 2017 - by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has said that the death of a man in garda custody in Dublin last night is a very serious matter and the inquiry in to it should be given the highest priority.

The Cork South-Central TD said:

“Any death in garda custody is a very serious matter. The integrity of the force and the confidence of the public in their safety must always be to the fore. Therefore, an inquiry into the circumstances of the arrest, conduct of the arresting gardaí, and any force used in the restraint of the individual, as well as other factors must be given the highest priority.

“The full facts of the case will not be known for some time, but any such incidents must be treated with the greatest seriousness.

“I acknowledge that the case has already been forwarded to GSOC and await their findings.” 

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