Did policeman insert song lyrics into evidence?

275x250.jpgA police marksman is being investigated after allegedly inserting song lyrics into evidence at the inquest of a lawyer who was shot dead.

The officer, known only as AZ8, had given evidence into the death of Mark Saunders, who was shot by police marksmen following an armed stand-off in London.

But while a jury recently ruled Saunders had been killed lawfully, the Metropolitan police firearms officer is now at the centre of a investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

It is alleged that, while giving evidence under oath, he deliberately inserted song titles into his verbal testimony.

He has currently been removed from operational firearms duty… at which point he probably started humming Put Your Gun Away by Ms. Dynamite.
It is claimed that the evidence given at Westminster Coroner's Court included lyrics from Enough is Enough by Donna Summer, Point of No Return by Buzzcocks, In the Line of Fire by Journey and Kicking Myself by As Tall As Lions.

A spokesperson for IPCC said: "The IPCC has now decided that it will manage an investigation by the MPS’s Directorate of Professional Standards into the allegation.

"This means that an IPCC investigator will have direction and control of the investigation and IPCC Commissioner Tom Davies will have oversight of it.

"The investigation will examine the officer's testimony, any impact that testimony may have had on the proceedings, the way in which the allegation was initially dealt with by one of his supervisors and whether or not any other police officers were involved."

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