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Family of man who died after being Tasered by cops then jumping in Thames 'finally' shown footage


Household of susceptible man who died after being Tasered by cops then leaping in Thames reveal they’ve ‘lastly’ been proven police bodycam footage… three months after his dying

  • Oladeji Omishore died on June 6 – two days after leaping into the River Thames
  • His household say they had been proven officers’ body-worn footage on Wednesday
  • A household assertion says the three month wait was ‘merciless’ and unjustified 

The household of a person who died after leaping into the River Thames having been Tasered by police mentioned they’ve ‘lastly’ been proven police body-cam footage of the incident – a ‘merciless’ three months after his dying.

Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore died on June 6 – two days after leaping from Chelsea Bridge into the river after police had been referred to as to reviews of a person ‘armed with a screwdriver and shouting’. 

It was later confirmed by the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) that 41-year-old Oladeji was in truth holding a firelighter when approached by the police, which family members mentioned he used to gentle cigarettes. 

The household have mentioned they got entry to officers’ body-worn footage on Wednesday – however argued there was ‘no justification’ for his or her wait. 

They mentioned they believed Oladeji was ‘susceptible and topic to an extreme use of power’ and nonetheless imagine using the Taser was ‘reckless’. 

Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore, 41, was armed with a plastic firelighter when he was Tasered by police, jumped within the River Thames, and later died

Within the full assertion shared by the charity Inquest, the household mentioned: ‘Yesterday, our household was lastly given entry to view the body-worn video footage of the officers that encountered our brother Deji on Chelsea Bridge. 

‘This comes greater than 3 months after his dying. 

‘There isn’t a justification for the wait that households systematically endure to have entry to this footage. It is merciless and deprives households of readability and closure. We have heard reviews of instances the place entry has taken over 18 months! Why?! 

‘From the bystander footage, we will see that Deji was susceptible and topic to an extreme use of power. 

‘We nonetheless take into account that using Taser was reckless, coercive, and alternatives to de-escalate the scenario had been gravely missed.’

Police were called to the scene in Chelsea Bridge Road, west London, at 9.03am on June 4 after receiving reports that a man was armed with a screwdriver and shouting

Police had been referred to as to the scene in Chelsea Bridge Street, west London, at 9.03am on June 4 after receiving reviews {that a} man was armed with a screwdriver and shouting

Mr Omishore (centre) was confronted by police on June 4 and tasered multiple times

The person was in a confrontation with law enforcement officials from the Met on Chelsea Bridge on June 4

The assertion, shared on a tweet thread, added: ‘The Met Police nonetheless has a number of answering to do.

‘Regardless of their actions leading to dying, the officers are nonetheless on energetic obligation, with no investigation into their conduct. Neither has been interviewed beneath warning.

‘We’re urgently calling for this to vary. #justicefordeji.’ 

Two Metropolitan Law enforcement officials confronted and Tasered Oladeji on Chelsea Bridge.  

A Met spokesperson mentioned: ‘This was a tragic incident and our sympathies are with Mr Omishore’s household as they proceed to come back to phrases with the lack of their liked one.

‘This matter is topic to an investigation by the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC).

‘We’re co-operating totally with the IOPC’s investigation and their findings will likely be launched sooner or later.

‘The officers concerned on this incident stay on full duties.

‘Selections in regards to the standing of any officer concerned in an incident beneath investigation are stored beneath overview.’

The IOPC mentioned they can’t touch upon non-public conferences with the household or their representatives however issued the next assertion concerning their investigation. 

Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore died on June 6 - two days after jumping from Chelsea Bridge into the River Thames

 Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore died on June 6 – two days after leaping from Chelsea Bridge into the River Thames

An IOPC spokesperson mentioned: ‘Our ideas and sympathies stay with the household and buddies of Oladeji Omishore. Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding his dying is progressing effectively and our investigators are persevering with to collect and analyse key proof. 

‘At this stage now we have no indication that any of the officers concerned might have breached police skilled requirements or dedicated a prison offence, though we preserve conduct issues continuously beneath overview. 

‘We are going to work to finish the investigation as rapidly as attainable and we’re dedicated to finishing up an intensive and sturdy examination of all of the proof. We proceed to liaise with Mr Omishore’s household to replace them on our progress.’

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