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London’s Metropolitan Police kill man while attempting to prevent his possible suicide

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An investigation has been launched into the death of a man threatening to jump from a balcony after he was ‘Tasered by police’ and then fell to his death in Peckham, South London. 

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has said it is investigating the incident that took place at a residential block at around 2am, on Wednesday, April 12th

Police told the Southwark News “We have established that officers were present for over an hour and attempted to persuade the man to come inside from the balcony. The man has then been Tasered while on the balcony and he has fallen several floors to the ground. The man was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and died later the same day.”

The Police watchdog is now investigating following a mandatory self-referral by the Met, with Scotland Yard handing over officers’ body-cam footage to those carrying out the independent probe.

.The man has not been formally identified, Police are now working to notify the man’s next-of-kin and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course. 

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