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Chris Caba: Meet the Police Shooting Case related to CPS

Police Surveillance has referred the case of an unarmed black man who was shot by a police officer to the District Attorney’s Office (CPS).

Chris Caba, 24, was shot dead by a police officer through the windshield of a car in Streatham Hill, south London, on September 5 last year.

The family welcomed the verdict but wanted the officer who fired the gun to be prosecuted.

The Met Police gunman who fired the fatal shot has been suspended.

In a joint statement, they said: “Our family and the community that has supported us over the past seven months have consistently continued our call for accountability.

“This step forward is necessary and welcome. We ask CPS to contribute and provide urgent advice to IOPC.”

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) Director Amanda Rowe said a referral did not mean criminal charges would follow.

He added: “During the investigation, the officer was notified that he was the subject of a criminal investigation into the homicide. Once our investigation is complete, we submit evidence files to CPS to determine whether the office should be prosecuted.”

“CPS must now determine whether or not to charge the officer based on a test in the Crown Prosecutor’s Service Code.”

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