Lions bring in reid for inquest into shooting death of 2 year old boy
The jury has been told an inquest jury will hear evidence about whether officers were at fault in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose death sparked days of outrage.
The three other victims, aged 21, 22 and 28, were shot by the same member of the same police unit and died two days later.
The four were shot on a day when there was an increase in gun-related violence.
During the course of one day, officers had to take action after they felt the children were in danger but had not moved to defend themselves themselves because of the fear.
The prosecution claim the officers failed to make the most of the evidence they had given them.
An inquest jury will hear the evidence in April but has not heard from the police officers accused of shooting the four.
Four police officers have been charged with unlawfully killing the boy, while officers involved were cleared.
The two young men who were shot at point-blank range before being airlifted to hospital in hospital in Beaumont, near Belfast, were also shot by the same member of the same police unit.
The bodies of the three other victims, a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old, will be examined on April 13, the day before the trial ends in the High Court.
The police are set to be on trial in relanatyasastra.comtion to the deaths of the injured boys while their families face demands for action over what happened and what may have happened to them on the day the shooting took place.
Following the verdict on Friday there was renewed call for the police to be cleared.
Earlier on Thursday the Irish Independent reported that the officer charged with one of the shootings, Constable Michael Fitzpatrick, would be remanded in custody in Belfast without charge pending further investigations.
The Independent reported that he would also be allowed to make bail after being told in a letter from the judge in his case that they would be “tough on people but it will not take away from what happened”.
The Independent has also raised concerns over claims about the evidence being presented.
Two weeks after the shooting, a video was released showing the four men being treated at the hospital for gunshot wounds after the attack.