The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will consider whether Chris Kaba’s race influenced police actions that led to the fatal shooting of the black rapper, the watchdog said on Friday.
The IOPC also said it’s aiming to complete the homicide investigation within six to nine months.
Separately, a coroner’s inquest into the death will be opened on Oct. 4.
But Kaba’s family demands a charging decision within weeks instead of months.
Kaba, 24, was shot dead by an officer on Sept. 5, after the Audi car he was driving was pursued by a Metropolitan Police armed response vehicle.
The IOPC said the Audi, which was not registered to Kaba, had activated an automatic number plate recognition camera, which indicated it had been linked to a firearms offence a few days before….
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