THE family of a man who died after being hit by a police car are to stage a protest as they continue to call for answers and justice.
Arthur Holscher-Ermert was pronounced dead at the scene of the A259 crash at Peacehaven on Saturday April 30.
Police say the 27-year-old was on the road when he was seriously injured in an accident involving a police vehicle near the Dorothy Avenue junction.
“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and responders, he died at the scene,” police said.
The death has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for investigation.
Arthur’s brother Karl is leading calls for his brother to receive the ‘justice he so deserves’ and asking people to join his family in the protest outside Sussex Police Headquarters in Lewes on Saturday.
He said: ‘No officers have been suspended and the officer driving the vehicle is currently still on active, paid duty.
“I’m broken. My family is broken. Our local community is broken.
“How can we trust the police? People who are meant to serve and protect. People to whom we pay our taxes, to protect us.
“On Saturday, which will mark a week-long anniversary of Arthur’s death, we want to hold a peaceful protest outside Sussex Police Headquarters in Lewes in the hope that this can move this case forward.”
Sussex Police said they were “cooperating fully with the IOPC Fund to ensure a full and fair investigation”.
Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: ‘The IOPC Fund is in contact with the family and as such we are unable to provide any further information.
The force said their thoughts are with the family and asked anyone with dash cam footage or information to come forward.
A fundraiser was set up to raise money for Arthur’s funeral.
“Arthur was a much loved brother, son and friend,” the fundraising page said.
“This fundraiser is to help with funds for Arthur’s funeral. All donations will go to Karl. Thank you.”
So far over £2,800 has been pledged by almost 100 different people.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-05 10:10:51