A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service said:
“Following a referral by the IPCC we have decided there is sufficient evidence to charge three officers from West Midlands Police with perverting the course of justice and perjury in connection with the death of Kingsley Burrell in 2011.
“The officers and the family of Mr Burrell have been informed.
“Criminal proceedings involving the three police constables will now be commenced and each has a right to a fair trial. It is important that nothing is said, or reported, which could prejudice that trial. For these reasons it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
- The officers will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 31 October 2016
- The decision was made in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors which can be found here http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/code_for_crown_prosecutors/index.html