UK: Chris Kaba family says officer suspension too slow after shooting

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The officer who shot dead Chris Kaba in south London should have been suspended sooner, the victim’s family says. The 24-year-old rapper, who was unarmed, was killed by a single shot in Streatham Hill on 5 September. Mr Kaba’s family welcomed the suspension but said there was ‘no urgency’ around the investigation. His cousin, Jefferson Bosela, told the BBC the officer should have been suspended as soon as the homicide investigation was launched on Friday. The police watchdog, Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), began a murder investigation on 9 September. Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Bosela told Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘We welcome that decision but, to be honest, I think as soon as the second a criminal investigation was opened he should have been suspended from there. ‘” (09/13/22)