Police officer superimposed his face on sick snap of murdered sisters' bodies
PCs Jamie Lewis and Deniz Jaffer took photos of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, with Lewis putting his face on one of them
PCs Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis photographed the bodies of Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, who were killed in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, in a random attack by Danyal Hussein, on June 6, 2020.Lewis superimposed his face on one of the pictures and sent it to Jaffer, who sent photos of the bodies to dozens of colleagues on WhatsApp. Both have been jailed for 33 months.
Jaffer also messaged: "I'm here now I'll try to take pictures of the dead birds."Mina Smallman, the mother of the sisters, said the police officers had “dehumanised our children” with a “sacrilegious act”.The defence team of murderer Hussein attempted to use the officers' lack of professionalism to claim that the crime scene had been compromised.
Jaffer and Lewis have now been jailed for two years and nine months after they admitted committing misconduct in a public office between June 7 and June 23 last year.Lewis superimposed his face on one of the images he took - putting it front of the bodies to create a "selfie-style" picture, the court heard. headtopics.com
In victim impact statements, Ms Smallman said her family were “horrified” at the way that the police officers behaved with the bodies.Mina Smallman said: "Jaffer and Lewis callously and without any regard for our dead girls' bodies committed, to my mind, a sacrilegious act.
"We were told ... the police officers whose task it was to protect and preserve the crime scene had, in fact, for their own amusement, took selfies, posing for pictures with our dead daughters."We were horrified. I had never heard of anything so macabre.
"Those police officers felt so safe, so untouchable, they felt they would take photos of our murdered daughters. Those officers dehumanised our children."She also said that it was an example of “pure misogyny” by the two police officers.Ms Smallman said she was “thrilled” with the prison sentences for the two men.
"We've been to hell and back again,” she reportedly said outside court. "So, we have not even dared to dream what it's going to feel like not having this hanging over your head."She denied that the officers felt real remorse."I bet they get stick everywhere. That's not the same as feeling shame. They are more sorry that they got caught than what they did. This additional pain and suffering that we have gone through could have been avoided. It is heinous. headtopics.com
"I hope this sends a signal to the Met and all other police forces, and gives strength to those who are being abused and hearing language they detest to speak up and people will listen."The two officers had been sent to guard the murder scene after the attack and later a female colleague received a WhatsApp message from Jaffer with images of the bodies, including a photo that had Lewis’ face imposed on it.
They were arrested as part of a criminal investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) watchdog.They were charged with entering a crime scene that they had been assigned to protect.Met chief Cressida Dick said it was "utterly unprofessional, disrespectful and deeply insensitive" behaviour and she expressed “deep regret”.
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