OPONI PUBLIC STATEMENT INTO THE RUC INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER OF CONSTABLE COLLEEN McMURRAY 27 MARCH 1992
KRW LAW LLP (KRW) represents the families of Colleen McMurray who was murdered in a PIRA attach on 27 March 1992. Colleen McMurray was an RUC Constable and her death has, by many, including her husband Phillip McMurray, been associated with collusion between PIRA and British Security Forces.
Today, after 17 years since Phillip McMurray lodged a complaint regarding the original RUC investigation into the murder of his wife Colleen with the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (OPONI), the current Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, will publish her report into the RUC investigation into the murder of Constable McMurray.
The family have made a public statement which is attached to this Press Release. The conclude that they have lost all faith and trust into the available mechanisms to investigate collusion in Northern Ireland and they call for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to establish a judge lead statutory inquiry with full and unfettered powers to compel evidence and information and, if criminal liability is exposed, to make recommendations to the relevant prosecuting authorities.
Barry O’Donnell Associate Solicitor KRW LAW LLP for the families stated:
“The families do not have any trust in the PSNI or any other police service to investigate the murder of Constable McMurray. This is why the family call upon the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to establish a judge led statutory inquiry into the murder of Constable Colleen McMurray with unfettered powers to compel information and witnesses.”