Suella Braverman has expressed support for the decision made by armed officers to temporarily relinquish their firearms in response to a colleague’s involvement in the Chris Kaba murder case. Braverman has taken steps to initiate a comprehensive review process aimed at ensuring that these officers can carry out their duties with confidence, all while prioritizing the safety of the public.
Within the Metropolitan Police, an increasing number of specialized firearms experts have chosen to step away from their regular duties. This move comes in the wake of the legal proceedings against an unnamed police marksman, who stands accused of the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Chris Kaba.
Tragically, Kaba lost his life when he was shot in the head while driving a vehicle in Streatham Hill, located in the south of London, in September 2022. The officer charged with his murder, identified solely as NX121, recently made an appearance at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, highlighting the seriousness of the situation.