The police watchdog has launched a murder inquiry after Chris Kaba, 24, who was unarmed, died when a single shot was fired into the Audi he was driving following a police chase.
The firearms officer who pulled the set off has been positioned under investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and has been suspended pending the result of the inquiry which might take up to 9 months investigators have said.
They family have been proven footage captured by police bodycams and a helicopter which was used within the chase on 5 September.
After leaving viewing the footage and assembly Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley, Mr Kaba’s mother Helen Nkama described how “hard” it was to watch the footage and that she had already been left “heartbroken”.
On leaving the assembly the place she considered the footage she told Sky News: “It’s very hard. My heart is already broken. What I want is justice for my son. I want the truth.”
The Police Federation, the workers affiliation representing the armed officer, has referred to as for him to be permitted to return to obligation and agreed with requires the family to see the footage saying they’ve “nothing to hide”.
Federation chairman Ken Marsh told the Standard: “We have nothing to hide. We agree the family should be able to see the footage. No one should make up their minds before they see what happened. The officer should not have been suspended and should be allowed to go back to work.”