Police Officer South London Charged For Murder After Shooting Chris Kaba

Police Officer South London Charged For Murder

The Crown Prosecution Service reported that a police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the killing of Chris Kaba in south London in September of last year.

Mr. Kaba, a 24-year-old expectant father, was shot once in the head on September 5, 2022, in Streatham by a weapons officer after being boxed in by officers tailing him through Kirkstall Gardens. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation led to the murder charge.

The officer, who cannot be identified at this time due to legal restrictions, is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. While the IOPC conducted its inquiry, the officer had been placed on administrative leave.

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IOPC Investigation Leads to Murder Charge

“Following a thorough review of the evidence provided by the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct), the CPS has authorised a charge of murder against a Metropolitan Police officer following the death of Chris Kaba,” said Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division.

“On September 6, 2022, a single bullet in Streatham Hill, south London, killed Mr. Kaba.

“The CPS reminds everyone involved that there are ongoing criminal investigations into the officer and that he has a right to a fair trial.

It is of the utmost importance that there be no online reporting, criticism, or information sharing that could in any way harm these proceedings. According to Helen Millichap, the Met’s deputy assistant commissioner, “We have fully supported the IOPC investigation as it has tried to uncover the facts.

The announcement made today is a big and grave development. It would not be proper for me to say more at this time since we must now wait for the legal process to finish.

We are thinking of everyone who has been impacted by this case. According to the IOPC, the murder charge was disclosed to Mr. Kaba’s family on Wednesday morning. The officer and Mr. Kaba’s family were informed of the decision by the CPS this morning, according to IOPC director Amanda Rowe.

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Legal Proceedings and Court Appearance

The officer, whose identity we are unable to reveal at this time for legal reasons, will appear before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning. “Mr. Kaba’s family and everyone impacted by this tragic incident remain in our thoughts,” the statement reads.

However, it added: “The officer in question retains our full support as we now go through the legal process.” The Met Police Federation, which speaks for rank-and-file officers, said it would not comment on the circumstances of the matter.

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Source: standard.co.uk

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