A Firearms Police officer has been suspended from the Metropolitan Police and faces Murder or Manslaughter charges following the deployment of a police firearm.
Baker was shot dead during an attempt to free two convicted criminals being transported from Crown Court.
Jermaine Baker, 28, died of a single gunshot wound following a @metpoliceuk operation in Wood Green on Friday 11 December
— Independent Office for Police Conduct (@policeconduct) December 14, 2015
We are asking the question. Should firearms officers be suspended from duty and face charges after the deployment of a firearm during a live incident?.
Should Firearms officers be suspended while Professional Standards Investigate for discharging a firearm?
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) December 14, 2015
Police Officers with firearms have a slilt second to decide what todo, a job they are the experts at and a job that means if they do what they are trained todo they will be ‘Suspended’ and face a ‘crimianal’ record.
We do not know the circumstances as yet but what is clear is this operation resulted in a number of people being arrested suspicion of conspiracy to facilitate the escape of an individual from lawful custody.
Jermaine Baker aged 28, from Tottenham in north London, died from a gunshot wound while armed officers carried out a police operation near Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.