As some Thornton residents may be aware there was an incident on the Clapham Park Estate last Friday. The Police have arranged a community reassurance meeting. The details are below followed by the latest statement issued by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Statement from the IPCC: Further update on MPS shooting in Clapham
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is independently investigating an incident in which a man was shot by Metropolitan Police officers at an address in South Clapham, London on Friday 21 August 2015.
We now have obtained significant statements from officers and also body worn video footage has been downloaded. Statements and video footage will now begin to be analysed by IPCC investigators.
The 34 year old man who was shot remains in hospital in a stable condition. Early IPCC findings indicate that unarmed officers initially attended the address alongside housing association officials and armed officers were subsequently deployed in response to reports of a firearm at the property. A non-police firearm was subsequently recovered at the scene.
IPCC Commissioner Jennifer Izekor said:
“I would like to reassure the community in Clapham and the wider public that the IPCC will be conducting a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the events surrounding the shooting. Our investigators have already gathered statements from officers involved, carried out house-to-house enquiries, trawled the local area for CCTV and will now being reviewing statements and video footage to establish the events of that day.
“The IPCC has engaged with key community members and is updating them on the progress of the investigation. We have also engaged with the injured man’s family and will continue to do so.”