Information on a historic death in custody and the subsequent inquiry by Detective Superintendent Ken MacKay

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Dear Lancashire Constabulary,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Let me explain the case a little bit to hopefully aid you in my inquiry, on Thu May 23rd 1985 you arrested a man called John Grundy for allegedly carrying an offensive weapon, he was also suspected of being in the possession of drugs. Within 4 hours he was found dead in his cell. Following the death Detective Superintendent Ken McKay lead an inquiry into what happened. The inquest the following April the jury concluded that the death was due to non dependent abuse of drugs. As reported in the Lancashire Evening Post Detective Superintendent MacKay told the jury '' I am absolutely satisfied that no police officer acted in an unprofessional manner or neglected his duty''

I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding the inquiry and inquest into John Grundy's death and how Detective Superintendent MacKay came to those conclusions especially given the fact he denied allegations of neglect. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and it is the departments responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need further clarification please contact me by email.

If my request is denied in whole or in part I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Grundy, the victims son

FOI, Lancashire Constabulary

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: 2455/19

Please find attached Lancashire Constabulary’s response to your recent
request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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