The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) today issued the conclusions of its investigation into the shooting of Mohammed Abdul Kahar by a police firearms officer during a counter-terrorist raid on his home in Forest Gate on 2 June 2006.
According to the IPCC the findings of an independent forensic scientist are that the discharge was an accident which arose as a result of contact on a narrow staircase between the police officer and Mr Kahar.
Announcing the findings IPCC Commissioner Deborah Glass said she was “satisfied there is no evidence of intent or recklessness on the part of the firearms officer and that no offence was committed in the firing of the weapon.”
“There is no evidence to support the speculative reporting that the weapon was fired by one of the brothers, or that it was a deliberate act by the police officer.”
Ms Glass added that the IPCC “are continuing our investigation into the complaints made by the families subject to the raid.”
The complaints include allegations of assault, unlawful arrest and detention.