Met Officer Who Shot & Killed Chris Kaba Suspended

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

13 Sep 2022

The Met Police officer who shot dead Chris Kaba has mow been suspended from frontline duty.

Kaba, 24, was gunned down in Streatham Hill, south London, September 5th.

News of his death sparked mass protests with hundreds marching to parliament over the weekend.

The Met police assistant commissioner, Amanda Pearson, said on Monday: “Following the death of Chris Kaba, the firearms officer involved has been suspended from duty.

“This decision has been reached following careful consideration of a number of factors, including the significant impact on public confidence, and in light of the Independent Office for Police Conduct announcing a homicide investigation.

“Our thoughts and sympathies remain with Mr Kaba’s family and friends. We understand how concerned communities are, particularly black communities, and thank those who are working closely with our local officers.”

This news follows the Independent Office for Police Conduct’s (IOPC) announcement that it would be launching a homicide investigation into Kaba’s death.