Metropolitan Police officers have been charged with misconduct in a public service for photos taken and shared of the scene of the murder of two sisters at Wembley.
The charges against PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 32, were announced by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The alleged infractions took place at the scene of the stabbing of Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, who were killed in Fryent Country Park last June.
Both officers are from Forest Gate Police Station in Newham Borough.
The CPS said they were charged “in connection with photographs taken and released in connection with a crime scene of murder”.
The officers will make their first appearance in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 27.
Metropolitan Police Commander Paul Betts of the Professional Standards Directorate called the charges against the police “extremely serious”.
He added, “Our hearts go out to the families of Bibaa and Nicole, as we recognize the renewed heartbreak and pain this development will bring.
“We know the public will share our outrage, but I would ask that space be given now to allow the legal process to run its course. It is not appropriate for us to initiate internal investigations against the officers at this stage, as this could impact this process. “
The sisters were in North London Park with others on June 5 to celebrate Mrs Henry’s birthday. Their bodies were discovered there two days later.
A post-mortem examination revealed that they were both stabbed to death.
Danyal Hussein, 18, from Blackheath, was charged with murdering the women in the early hours of June 6 and will be on trial later this year.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 13:21:00