“We know it’s murder” – Tane Chatfield’s family speak out

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Yesterday hundreds of people gathered in Sydney to protest the ongoing black deaths in custody crisis.

Protest numbers were bolstered by the arrival of Indigenous families¬†from all over NSW who are in Sydney for the annual Koori Knockout. Before the protest march began, NITV interviewed members of Tane Chatfield’s family to share what is really going on after the death of their 22 year old son.

Tane’s father wasn’t afraid to hold back. “We know it’s murder” he told NITV news.

This sentiment is felt right across our communities. As more and more is revealed from the case, the more we are all beginning to realise that that this case has murder written all over it. In a separate interview with Tane’s Aunty, she revealed that investigations did not begin until a week had passed since Tane was allegedly found unresponsive in a Tamworth prison cell. Tane’s Aunty also revealed the claim that corrective services had invited the family to visit the prison after Tane’s death was a lie.

Join us live from the National day of action to end deaths in custody and shut youth prisons protest at Correctional Services in Sydney, where family members are asking for Justice4Tane.

Posted by NITV on Friday, 29 September 2017


The family is calling for independent investigations for all deaths in custody and will continue to fight for justice in Tane’s name until the truth comes out of this highly suspicious case.

The Narwan Eeels who are playing this weekend at the Koori Knockout will be playing in the honour of Tane and his families fight for justice.


Posted by Justice4Tane on Saturday, 30 September 2017




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