Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry: Three more Met Police officers disciplined over photos

The three officers, who had admitted misconduct, each received a written warning.

Three more Met Police officers have been disciplined over photos taken of the murdered bodies of sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry.

Sisters Nicole, 27, and Bibaa, 46, were found dead in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, on June 7, 2020.

Two Met Police officers Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis, who took photographs of their bodies and then shared them on WhatsApp, after being sent to guard the scene, have been jailed.

Now the force has said three further officers, who had failed to report the photographs, have each received a written warning.

Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman. Credit: Met Police

Misconduct meetings were held on Wednesday, June 22, for three officers investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for failing to report inappropriate images.

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According to police regulations, the meetings, which were led by a senior officer, were not held in public and were attended by the IOPC and a representative for the family.

The three officers, who had admitted misconduct, each received a written warning.

Former Met constables Jaffer, 47, and Lewis, 33, were each jailed in December for two years and nine months having previously pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office.

Commander Paul Brogden said: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are, as always, with the family and friends of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry for their tragic loss.

“We are sorry for the truly despicable actions of PCs Jaffer and Lewis, and the behaviour of other officers, and how this has compounded the distress and suffering of the sisters’ loved ones.

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“These matters, along with other high profile cases in the Met, have been an urgent catalyst for change.

“We’re working hard to begin rebuilding the public’s trust and confidence that police officers will protect and respect them.”

A Met spokesperson highlighted steps the force has taken to instigate change, which include “asking Baroness Louise Casey to lead an independent review into culture and standards” and “an increase in the number of investigators in our professional standards directorate”.