Ms Dhu’s family receives compensation

Members of the family of Ms Dhu, the 22-year-old Yamatji woman who died in custody at the South Hedland watch house in 2014, have received an apology and $1.1 million from the Western Australian government.

The WA Attorney-General said the payment does not prevent the family from pursuing further legal action against the government over Ms Dhu's death in custody.

Her grandmother Carol Roe told NITV the family is not satisfied with this response.

She said the ordeal has had a traumatic ripple effect throughout the family and she promised the family will continue their legal proceedings until “those responsible are held to account”.

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