First of a two part documentary following members of CO19, the Metropolitan Police’s firearms division, as they tackle London’s armed criminals.
First of a two-part documentary following members of CO19, the Metropolitan Police’s firearms division.
Mr de Menezes was shot dead by CO19 firearms officers who mistook him for a suicide bomber after he left his home in a block of flats linked to Osman.
As well as a lack of evidence that Menezes was indeed a suicide bomber, members of CO19, the Special Firearms Unit, were seen restraining and pinning him to the seat of the car while he was shot (and not only in the head but also in the shoulder).
Mr Duggan’s death came after two shots were fired by a Scotland Yard CO19 firearms officer, investigations show.
Scotland Yard confirmed yesterday that AZ8 had been suspended from the Met’s CO19 firearms unit.
A member of the Metropolitan Police’s CO19 firearms unit has been removed from duty after suspicions arose that he peppered his testimony under oath with musical references.
The CO19 officer then took photographs of himself inside his HQ in South London and emailed them to her under the name of “funboybobby”, and one picture showed him in his uniform and body armour, with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
The officers from the Met’s elite CO19 specialist firearms unit are believed to have broken wall panels and pulled down a wardrobe in their search for weapons.
Resident Pat Barr, 76, said: “The officer got out of the car and he was trying to stop the other car and they ran into him and back over him before driving off.” The incident happened early yesterday morning when the officer – part of the Metropolitan Police’s CO19 firearms team – went to a burglary in Dagenham, East London.
Cameras have been allowed unique access to follow F Relief, one of six uniformed divisions within armed response unit CO19, for over four months during one of the most violent periods in London’s history.
An insight into the scary working lives of officers in CO19, the Met’s firearms division.