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Home Secretary Suella Braverman this morning backed fearful gun cops rattled by the CPS charging a police marksman with the murder of Chris Kaba.
A large number of armed officers from the Metropolitan Police have stepped back from firearms duties in the wake of the court case.
Mr Kaba, 24, was unarmed when he was shot and killed in south London last year.
A Met Police officer appeared in court on Thursday in relation to the fatal shooting.
This morning Ms Braverman staged an intervention in an effort to quell fears among the gun cops.
She announced: 'We depend on our brave firearms officers to protect us from the most dangerous and violent in society. In the interest of public safety they have to make split-second decisions under extraordinary pressures
'They mustn’t fear ending up in the dock for carrying out their duties. Officers risking their lives to keep us safe have my full backing and I will do everything in my power to support them.
'That’s why I have launched a review to ensure they have the confidence to do their jobs while protecting us all.'
This morning Ms Braverman staged an intervention in an effort to quell fears among the gun cops. Pictured outside Kent Police HQ last month
Armed officers from the Metropolitan Police have been spoken to this week after the charge
Senior officers, including the Police Commissioner, have been meeting with firearms officers in recent days to reflect on the murder charge.
Mr Kaba, 24, died after being shot in the head through the windscreen of a car he was driving by a Met firearms officer in Streatham Hill shortly after 10pm on September 5, 2022.
The fatal shooting, which sparked mass protests from the black community including from