Cherry Grows Memorial in Brixton, designed by David Adjaye


Architectural studio Adjaye Associates designed a memorial to Brixton resident Cherry Grows, unfairly shot by police in 1985

The case of Dorothy” Cherry “Grose, a black woman badly wounded by the police in her own home, was one of the high-profile police scandals of the 1980s that led to riots in the London quarter of Brixton. In September 1985, Dorothy was “accidentally” shot by a police officer who was looking for her 21-year-old son Michael in connection with a robbery. As a result of the injury, the woman remained paralyzed, and in 2011 she died from the consequences. And now, almost 30 years after the tragic events in Brixton, a monument dedicated to the memory of Cherry Grows and all innocent victims of police brutality appeared.

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