Chris Kaba family: ‘The whole world needs to see images’ of the last moments


the family of the unarmed black man Chris Kabag who was shot dead by a firearms officer has said that the “world must see” police bodycam footage of the incident.

mr Kaba’s Distraught Family viewed body-worn footage captured by officers in two police cars chasing his Audi Q8 late at night on September 5.

His cousin Jefferson Bosela, the family representative, tweeted Friday: “The whole world needs to see those images; when the time is right, they will.”

Scotland Yard has been contacted for comment.

A forensic officer on the scene in Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill


Mr Kaba was once shot in the head, with catastrophic injuries, in the narrow South London street. The metropolitan police The officer involved has been suspended and the Independent Police Conduct Bureau has launched a murder investigation.

His family met in private Scotland Yardthe new commissioner, Sir Mark Rowleyfor 25 minutes after viewing the images on Wednesday.

His mother said she remained determined to get “justice” over her son’s death.

“It was difficult… very difficult,” she said after Wednesday’s meeting. “Like I said before, my heart is already broken. What I want is justice for my son and I want the truth.”

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has said the investigation into Mr Kaba’s death will be “complex” and will take six to nine months as a “significant amount of evidence” is examined.

It also disclosed that the shooting happened when police “tried to stop and restrain” the Audi Kaba was driving and that the pursuit was initiated after the vehicle, which was not registered to Mr Kaba, was subjected to automatic number plate technology. linked to a firearms incident in previous days.

Few other details have been officially released, although the prospect of criminal charges against the officer who fired the fatal shot will likely depend on whether the Crown Prosecution Service ultimately decides he acted in self-defense in response to a realistic threat from his life or that of another officer.