Human who was shot with police stun gun in London and had to be rescued from the Thames died, independent management for Conduct Police (IOPC) said.
The police were called to Chelsea Bridge Road. in west london on Saturday morning after receiving word that the man was armed with screwdriver and scream.
When the officers arrived shortly after, the Metropolitan Police claimed they had challenged the man. on Chelsea bridge and defuse the stun gun but this “prevented the officers from detaining him safely”.
That man, in he was about 40 years old, “subsequently entered the river”, according to the police, and was rescued by RNLI officers who took him to the hospital, where his condition is assessed as critical.
IOPC said on Sunday that man died in hospital, and an independent investigation was underway. way.
Police watchdog director Steve Noonan, said: “We spoke to family to express our sincere condolences and explain our involvement. Our sympathies remain with them at this terrible time.
“Our independent investigation is underway. way in the actions of the police on the bridge, and we began to collect and verify evidence.”
video of Incident posted online shows two officers confront a man, who falls to the ground after being stunned gun discharged.
After struggling, the man gets up as well as runs to side of bridge and pull yourself over in edge before any of the officers can contact him.
Commander Alexis Boone said: “My thoughts with in family of man at this very difficult time. I offer them my sincere condolences for their tragic loss.
“Officers go to work every day to save public safe, and therefore any incident in that a person harms after contact with The police are understandably worried.
“Our officers face a little of the most difficult and difficult situations daily, in while they are fully aware that their actions should fair to be subjected public examination.
“Directorate of the Metropolitan of professional standards made immediate contact with the Independent Office for The police are behaving after this unfortunate incident and we will cooperate fully with them as they are work understand full circumstances.”
Police use of stun guns, commonly known as stun guns, were the subject of of numerous disputes in in past. IOPC found in February that Metropolitan Police Officer who shot at 10year- old girl with such a weapon should face gross misdemeanor proceedings. The policeman shot the girl in southwest London after reports that she threatened a woman with garden shears and a hammer.
The following month, the officer was charged with grievous bodily injury after being shot at a person with stun gun and left paralyzed from the chest down. Officers from the Met’s Territorial Support Group stopped 25-year-old Jordan Walker-Brown. on two days in a row on May 3 and 4, 2020, and both times he was found carry with you small amount of hemp for private use. he jumped over and a wall whose height was about 1.2 meters (4 feet). on one side but had a 1.8-meter drop on the other when he was hit with a stun gun. Then he fell over in wall.
BUT social worker who was shot with stun gun and passed out during a roadside stop last month said the police were treating him like “wild animal”. Edwin Afrii, 36, is suing City. of London police after suffering head injury and suicidal thoughts result of Incident.
latest the incident happens like home secretary Prity Patel, announced what special constables will be provided access stun guns as part of a range of new crime initiatives. This was stated by a police expert Amnesty International UK. in the answer that arming volunteer officers is dangerous and unavoidable lead to “more instances of misuse, causing serious harm and death from tasers.”