Firearms Officer Arrested Over Police Shooting

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A firearms officer has been arrested over the fatal shooting of a man during a police operation in north London.

Jermaine Baker, 28, died from a single shot during the operation to foil an alleged bid to spring two convicts from a prison van near Wood Green Court last Friday.

The Metropolitan Police officer – who has been suspended from duty – is being interviewed under caution, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mr Baker was shot inside a black Audi car where a gun was found, according to the IPCC’s Cindy Butts.

She told a community meeting in Tottenham: “Further forensic examination will take place on the non-police issue firearm, and the firearm that was discharged by the police officer.”

The public meeting was emotional with some of the 150 people in attendance shouting that Mr Baker was “murdered” and others questioning why the officers had not been wearing body cameras.

The IPCC has launched a criminal homicide investigation into the death – which could see the police face murder or manslaughter charges.

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