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Lambeth Police Service were involved in an 11 hours gun stand of in Dumbarton Road Lambeth on Sunday 19th December, just yards away from the Estate where Nathaniel Brophy was shot by police over a dispute about rent. Nathaniel was shot by police three times, once a in the back, after being seen brandishing a BB gun in August 2015.
That non-fatal shooting caused furore in the local community as the Lambeth Police Superintendent Richard Wood had failed to ensure to activate long-standing critical incident, community reassurance protocols, developed in partnership with communities over many years.
In 2011 riots people tragically died. Getting this right can save peoples lives.
These community reassurance critical incident policies have been informed by decades of painful experience, millions of hours of community conversations and lots of tears.
This is far to important to be ignored until the fire next time.