Met Police officers caged for almost three years for selfies with dead sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, have been sentenced to two years and nine months behind bars for taking photographs of the murdered bodies of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.
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Two Met Police officers have been sentenced to two years and nine months behind bars for taking photographs of the murdered bodies of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.
PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, had pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office after the killing of the two women at Fryent Country Park in Wembley, in June 2020.
Judge Mark Lucraft, recorder of London, had previously told the men: “These matters are extremely serious and you should be under no illusions that it is extremely likely that you will receive custodial sentences and custodial sentences of some length.”
Danyal Hussein, 19, of Blackheath, Greenwich, known as the Lottery Killer, had made a satanic murder pact, signed with his own blood, to kill women in exchange for millions of pounds from the devil.
He was found guilty of two counts of murder and possession of an offensive weapon and was jailed for 35 years in October.
Jaffer and Lewis, suspended from duty, were arrested on June 22, 2020 when the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) watchdog investigated allegations they took “non-official and inappropriate photographs” of the crime scene.
The pair had admitted to misconduct by entering a crime scene they had been assigned to protect, telling members of the public about being at the crime scene, taking photographs of the crime scene and showing pictures of the crime scene to other officers.
In Jaffer’s case, he also admitted to texting pictures via WhatsApp to members of the public.
Nicole and Bibaa’s mother Mina Smallman, the UK’s first female Church of England Archdeacon from a minority ethnic background, previously accused the police of not initially taking the case seriously.
Ms Smallman said she was convinced the fact the women were black had played a part in the Met’s approach to the case, and the Met apologised over the way detectives responded.
This did not close the missing persons report for Ms Smallman, but it did stop officers being sent to her home, before her partner ended up finding the sisters’ dead bodies in the park.
Ms Smallman previously described her daughters as “real people with hearts” and said: “You have heard me say in the past there will be no celebrations here but justice has been done.
“They were beautiful girls to look at anyway but they were real people with hearts.
“Bibaa has left behind a daughter who has given birth to a son in the last year. Life is going on, there is a legacy.
“Nicole, I think we grieved more for her because there was a 20 years difference. She had 20 years less. To know her was to love her.
“Lots and lots of families have given tribute to Bibaa because she was an amazing social worker. She would never take a child away unless she tried everything.
“I am really really proud of them.”
Both officers have already been sacked by the police.