Metropolitan Police Officer who fired a shot that killed 24-year“Old Chris Kaba has been suspended from the front lines, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed. in statement.
An unarmed man was shot dead police in Streatham Hill, South London last Monday night. Kaba was driving vehicle which was stopped after activation of automatic license plate recognition camera which indicated that car was associated with a firearms offense in previous days.
BUT chase followed and he was killed with one shot through the drivers side of in carwindshield.
Independent office for The Police Conduct (IOPC) has since launched an investigation into Kaba’s murder. death.
The suspension came after two London MPs joined calls from activists and Kaba family for officer subject to disciplinary action.
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP for Streatham and Harriet Harman MP for Camberwell and Peckham signed a letter stating that it was “inconceivable” that the officer had not been punished.
Hundreds have passed on parliament on Saturday demanding justice for Kaba, who was training rapper from south London.
Deborah Coles, Executive Director director at the charity organization Inquest, which worked alongside Kaba. family and the legal team is called on in new Met the commissioner act fast, saying “One of Mark Rowley first priorities should to be ensure that officer who shot Chris Kaba has no contact with in public before criminal the investigation into his or her conduct is complete.”
She is added: ” new commissioner should to be in I don’t doubt the power of feeling from this shooting. This is not an isolated case, but one of shamefully long pattern of deaths of black men who died after use of fatal force. There is an endemic culture. of delay, denial and defense after state-related deaths.”
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan greeted on Monday decision. “My thoughts remain with Chris Kaba’s loved ones at this extremely difficult time as the IOPC continues its independent investigation into the murder,” he said.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Amanda Pearson said. on Monday: “Following death of Chris Kaba, firearms officer, was suspended from duty. duty.
“This decision was achieved after careful consideration of number of factors, including significant influence on public confidence and in light of Independent office for Police behavior announces a murder investigation.
“Our thoughts and sympathies remain with Mr Kaba family and friends. We understand how concerned communities, in particular black community, and to thank those who we cooperate closely with our local officers.”
The Metropolitan Police asked what anyone with information it might be helpful in find out what happened to contact the IOPC directly, in to maintain independence of their investigation.
They emphasized that “in decision the removal of an officer does not determine the outcome of IOPC investigation. Firearms officers serve for defense public as well as know what on on the rare occasions when they unload their weapons, they face intensive review. I know this is development will have a significant impact on officer and colleagues”.