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UPDATE: Statement re: Wood Green shooting

News   •   Dec 17, 2015 17:50 GMT

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been in dialogue with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) regarding the change in status of their investigation into the death of Mr. Jermaine Baker, on Friday, 11 December.

The MPS can now confirm that a firearms officer has today, Wednesday 16 December, been suspended.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Terry, from Specialist Crime and Operations, who is the senior officer leading post incident, said:

"It is vital that the independent investigation by the IPCC is carried out as quickly as possible to establish the facts of what took place that Friday morning.

"Speculation and rumour will only serve to undermine that investigation and community confidence in the MPS.

"All of the officers involved in Friday's operation continue to receive our fullest possible support and we will continue to assist the IPCC in anyway possible.

"Tomorrow night the Borough Commander of Haringey, Victor Olisa, will attend the meeting called by the local community to listen to and address any concerns they may have."

The officer was suspended at the earliest practical opportunity following our agreement to the IPCC's suggestion that a firearms officer be suspended.