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London cops sacked after taking and posting photos of 2 dead black women they called ‘dead birds’

The bodies of Bibaa Henry (left) and Nicole Smallman were found in the bushes at Fryent Country Park in Wembley (Image: Henry / Smallman Family)

Two police officers in London were sacked after taking photos of two black women who died at a crime scene, posting the photos in a WhatsApp chat and calling the dead woman a “dead bird”.

According to BBC News, two metropolitan police officers took pictures of the bodies of Bibaa Henri, 46 and Nicole smallman, 27, at a crime scene in Fryent Country Park in Wembley.

Police officers (PC) Deniz Jaffer, 47 and PC Jamie Lewis, 33 years old, were assigned to protect the crime scene, where the bodies of the two sisters were discovered on June 8.

Deniz Jaffer Jamie Lewis
Deniz Jaffer (left) and Jamie Lewis (right) (Images: Twitter)

The women were celebrating Henry’s birthday when they were repeatedly attacked and stabbed by a 19-year-old. Danyal Hussein, who was convicted of the murders of the sisters. Last month, Hussein was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum sentence of 35 years.

The Met’s Empress Building court last Wednesday listened to what Lewis and Jaffe did and determined it was serious misconduct. During the hearing, chaired by the Deputy Commissioner Helen Ball, the court was informed that the two police officers had been sent to guard the crime scene after the bodies of the two sisters were discovered.

computer Helen Tierney said Jaffer and Lewis then left the cordon and took photos of the bodies of the deceased sisters. “None of them had the authority or police purpose to do it,” Tierney said.

She said Lewis sent a message through the WhatsApp app that said, “Unfortunately I’m sitting next to two birds that died with stab wounds.” Jaffer then replied, “I’m here now, I’ll try to take pictures of the dead birds.”

During questioning Lewis “confidently” denied that he had taken any photos after his arrest, but the images were found on his phone, PC Tierney said.

Jaffer resigned on August 18, while Lewis remained a serving police officer.

Ball said she was “disappointed” that Lewis gave no reason for what he did and that the two officers behaved in “hurtful and dishonest” ways. “Both were aware of each other’s actions and sent images to each other and did not dispute or report such actions.

“It is obvious to all that behavior in this manner discredits the police service and undermines public confidence,” she said. “The dismissal would be justified and I consider it to be a serious fault. “

The sentence takes place on December 6.