Two Met Police officers are facing criminal charges over allegations that pictures were taken at a crime scene where two sisters had been killed.
PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 32, have both been charged with misconduct in public office over the alleged incident, following the deaths of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.
Ms Henry, 46, and Ms Smallman, 27, had been killed in the early hours of June 7 last year, after they were the last people left at an outdoor birthday celebration.
It is said photographs were taken at the crime scene, then shared on WhatsApp with others within the police force.
The Crown Prosecution Service announced this afternoon that the two PCs, both from the North East Command, had been charged and will appear at Westminster magistrates court on May 27.
“The misconduct alleged relates to the investigation into the deaths of 46-year-old Bibaa Henry and 27-year-old Nicole Smallman in Fryent Country Park in Wembley in June 2020”, said the CPS.
“The CPS London Complex Casework unit authorised the charges following a review of a file of evidence from the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”
The two officers have been suspended since their arrests on June 11 last year.
Danyal Hussein, 19, from Blackheath, has been charged with murdering both of the sisters, and is due to go on trial at the Old Bailey on June 7.
He last appeared in court in March to enter his not guilty pleas, and is being held in custody until his trial.