Sadiq Khan – 2022 Statement on Chris Kaba

The statement made by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, on 9 September 2022.

This is a significant development [the IOPC Investigation]. From the outset I have been in close touch with the independent police watchdog, the IOPC, who said they would be thorough and go wherever the evidence took them. Their investigation has now resulted in the launch of a homicide investigation into Chris Kaba’s death.

My heartfelt sympathies remain with Chris Kaba’s family, friends and loved ones, who are having to come to terms with a young life cut short.

I fully understand the grave concerns and impact of Chris’ death on Black Londoners across our city and the anger, pain and fear it has caused – as well as the desire for justice and change.

I appreciate that there are many unanswered questions and I want to reassure all of London’s communities that I will continue to push for these to be answered.