Rally and speakers, followed by a march on the Premiers office.
Carl Woods was arrested at the scene of a home invasion on April 11th, 2006. Police report that he struggled and had to be subdued. Once arrested he was placed in the back of a police van, but according to their initial reports when he was checked a short time later he was dead.
His family members and and all of us who have seen the photos are horrified by the obvious physical injuries he appears to have sustained.
Eleven months later and the police have still not finalized their own reports into his death.
Consequently, no Coronial Inquest has been carried out. This has many parallels to the Palm Island case and the silence and inaction must be challenged.
We, the Deaths In Custody Watch Committee, have been working with the family and other community members and are mounting a public campaign including a letter of demand to the Premier and a rally on Black Friday this month (the 13th April, 12 noon, Cnr of St Georges Tce and Barrack St). Please join us to call for justice; for Carl, the Woods family, and all those who have died in custody.
Further info: Marc Newhouse - 0415 074 602 Khristo Newall - 040 895 1375
- Please wear black armband/bandanna or something black -