source: The Guardian
published: 14 June 2017
The Metropolitan police officer who fatally shot Jermaine Baker will not face charges, prosecutors have said.
Baker, 28, from Tottenham, north London, died in 2015 as the result of a single gunshot wound during a Met operation in Bracknell Close, Wood Green.
He was killed when armed police swooped and foiled an attempt to free Izzet Eren as he was being transported from Wormwood Scrubs prison to Wood Green crown court on 11 December.
The Crown Prosecution Service had been investigating whether the officer had committed a criminal offence. The officer, known as W80, claimed to have acted in self-defence, believing that Baker was reaching for a firearm.
“The CPS has concluded that there is not a realistic prospect of conviction,” it said in a statement. “The prosecution could not prove to the required standard that W80 was being untruthful about his belief that Mr Baker was armed and reaching for a weapon to fire on the officers.