Pc Deniz Jaffer Biography – Wiki
PC Jamie Lewis and his 47-year-old former colleague Deniz Jaffer pleaded guilty today to misconduct in a public office after taking and sharing disgusting photos of murder victims Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman. Jaffer and Lewis were tasked with guarding the scene on the night of June 8 of last year, under strict instructions to remain at their posts and maintain the integrity of the scene.
PC Jamie Lewis is 33-years-old.
Charged & Arrested
Two police officers convicted of misconduct after taking and sharing pictures of two murdered sisters have been pictured.
PC Jamie Lewis, 33, had superimposed his face onto an image of the murder victims’ bodies as they lay in bushes in a north London park last June.
Lewis and his former colleague Deniz Jaffer, 47, who also took and shared pictures on WhatsApp, admitted misconduct in a public office earlier today.
For the first time, Jaffer has been pictured in his Met Police uniform.
The sickening pictures were taken at the scene where the bodies of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found last summer.
The victims’ mother said the case highlighted the need for the Met Police to “get the rot out once and for all”.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) revealed that Jaffer took four photographs on his personal mobile phone from him while he was positioned on the cordon in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, on June 8 last year.
In the early hours of the morning, he sent five photographs, including a duplicate, to Lewis, who then used a mobile app to superimpose his face onto one of the photographs which showed the sisters in the background.
The police watchdog said he “used degrading and sexist language to describe the victims at the crime scene he was protecting”.
The IOPC said in a statement: “We know former officer Jaffer shared photographs he took of the sisters with two police colleagues and three members of the public.”
In addition to the criminal convictions, the watchdog found Lewis and Jaffer had a case to answer for gross misconduct.
In total, 13 officers were investigated for potential breaches of standards of professional behavior, the IOPC said.
Three out of six officers who allegedly were either aware of received or viewed the inappropriate photographs and failed to challenge or report them also had a case to answer, the watchdog found.
Other probes which stemmed from the original investigation uncovered evidence that officers may have shared or used answers ahead of a police driving exam.
One officer may have taken and shared a photograph at the scene of a “sudden death” and two colleagues either knew about it, received or viewed it, the IOPC said.
Another police constable was found to have a case to answer for gross misconduct over the use of “discriminatory language” in a WhatsApp group.
Last week, the IOPC announced the findings from its investigation into how the Metropolitan Police handled the missing person reports by the sisters’ friends and family.
The watchdog advised the Met to apologize to Ms. Smallman and Ms. Henry’s family for failings, saying the service over the weekend after their disappearance was “unacceptable”.
Speaking outside court, the victims’ mother Mina Smallman said: “You need to drill down and get the rot out once and for all. You are not above the law, you are not going to be protected.”
Asked if the Met Commissioner should resign, she said: “Kicking people out does not fix the problem. Keep her in the position and get her to do the job.”
She criticized the Met chief for her “shoddy” response to her officers’ actions, saying: “It’s now time for them to take the can for it.”
Mrs. Smallman said that learning of the officers’ behavior at a meeting with the police watchdog was the “last straw”.
Following the guilty pleas, Dame Cressida issued a further apology to the family de Ella.
She said: “What former Pc Jaffer and Pc Lewis chose to do that day was utterly unprofessional, disrespectful, and deeply insensitive. I know that is the view of colleagues across the Met who utterly condemn this behavior.”
IOPC regional director Sal Naseem called for change within the force, saying the officers’ behavior was not a one-off.
Their actions were “sickening” and they treated the crime scene with “contempt and disrespect”, in turn insulting the victims and their families, he said.
Mr. Naseem said: “Sadly, as of today’s events highlight, police officers falling below the standards of behavior expected of them are not one-off events.
“A culture where some officers do not see anything wrong with sharing deeply offensive messages and where others feel unable or unwilling to challenge has to change, and it has to change now.”
He added that recommendations to “tackle inappropriate behaviors and cultures” at the station where Lewis and Jaffer were based had been implemented.
As the defendants left court, they declined to answer questions but Jaffer nodded when asked if he would apologize to the sisters’ family.
Check Also: Who was Alpo Martinez? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Cause of Death, Suspect, Victim, Investigation
Last week, Satanist Danyal Hussein, 19, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years for murdering Ms. Henry and Ms. Smallman.
During the trial, Mrs. Justice Whipple banned reporting of details about the behavior of Jaffer and Lewis, who were referred to only as Pc 1 and Pc 2.
The jury heard that the victims had been celebrating Ella’s Ms. Henry’s birthday when they were stabbed by Hussein.
He then dragged their bodies into the bushes and left them with their limbs entwined in a deliberate act to desecrate them to death.
The sisters were found 36 hours later by Smallman’s boyfriend, 35-year-old Adam Stone after he became concerned when she did not return home.
When the police began searching the park for forensic evidence, the sisters’ bodies were left in the small grove overnight.