Met Police: Criminal investigation underway into Met officers following man’s death in Peckham

Criminal investigation underway into Met officers following man’s death in Peckham

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is criminally investigating the actions of two Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers following an incident where a man fell from a balcony in Peckham, south London, in April and later died from his injuries.

Despite extensive efforts by the MPS, the man is yet to be formally identified. The coroner is taking forward identification and working with the MPS in search for next of kin.

Both officers have been advised they are under criminal investigation for gross negligence manslaughter. One of the officers is also being investigated for unlawful act manslaughter. They have also been served with gross misconduct notices for potentially breaching police standards of professional behaviour. This does not necessarily mean that criminal charges or disciplinary proceedings will follow.

Metropolitan Police Service
  • Stats since 1st January 2022
  • 324 Misconduct Hearings
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The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS / "the Met") is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the square mile of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police.


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