The Public Inquiry into the death of Jermaine Baker commenced today, 14th June 2021, with Opening Statements by Counsel to the Inquiry and the Core Participants. Neil Sheldon QC is acting for the National Crime Agency in the Inquiry. Mr Baker was fatally shot by a Metropolitan Police officer on 11 December 2015. He was in a stationary vehicle waiting to intercept a prison van carrying a leading member of a North London organised crime group with the intention of facilitating an escape. The Inquest into Mr Baker’s death was converted into a Public Inquiry so as to enable consideration of intelligence gathered by the National Crime Agency in the period leading up to the operation.
The case has been extensively covered by the media as well as on the UK Human Rights Blog.