A person has died after he was Tasered by police and fell from Chelsea Bridge into the River Thames.
Officers have been known as to stories a person was armed with a screwdriver and shouting on the location simply after 9am on Saturday.
The IOPC, the police watchdog, mentioned on Sunday the person, aged in his early 40s, had died in hospital, and that an impartial inquiry was beneath approach.
Footage posted to social media reportedly of the incident reveals a person in a confrontation with police.
An officer fires a Taser at him and he falls to the ground earlier than trying to rise up. He’s then Tasered a second time and in addition a 3rd time as he tries to drag himself up from the street.
The person then will get to his toes, runs away from the officers and hurdles a barrier earlier than falling into the Thames. An RNLI crew was scrambled to rescue the person and he was rushed to hospital, the place he died.
Met Police confirmed the person’s household have been knowledgeable of his demise.
The IOPC mentioned: “We’re investigating contact Metropolitan Law enforcement officials had with a person on Chelsea Bridge yesterday morning (Saturday) previous to him coming into the River Thames. He was subsequently rescued from the water and was taken to hospital in a essential situation. The person, in his early 40s, sadly died in hospital on Saturday night.
“We have been notified by the Metropolitan Police on Saturday and despatched investigators to the scene and to the police put up incident process to start our investigation. Preliminary data signifies that officers have been responding to stories of a disturbance after they encountered the person on the bridge. Through the incident Taser was deployed.
“Investigators have secured police body-worn video footage and preliminary accounts have been obtained from the officers concerned. The Taser used has additionally been gathered and can be analysed. Investigators have overseen forensic examination of the scene.”
Met Commander Alexis Boon, Frontline Policing, mentioned: “My ideas are with the household of the person at this very tough time. I supply my honest condolences to them for his or her tragic loss.
“Officers go to work daily to maintain the general public secure, and so any incident by which an individual involves hurt following contact with police is understandably regarding.
“Our officers face a few of the most difficult and tough conditions every day, in doing so they’re totally conscious that their actions ought to rightly be topic to public scrutiny.
“The Met’s Directorate of Skilled Requirements made a direct referral to the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct following this unhappy incident, and we’ll co-operate totally with them as they work to grasp the complete circumstances.”