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Three more officers disciplined over WhatsApp photos of murdered sisters

THREE more police officers have been disciplined over the sharing of WhatsApp photos of the bodies of murdered sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry. 

The officers were given a written warning at a misconduct meeting held in private on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said yesterday. 

It was reported that the PCs, who serve in the North East Command Unit, had admitted to failing to challenge or report being sent images of the murder scene. 

It comes after two former Met constables Deniz Jaffer, 47, and Jamie Lewis, 33, were jailed for two years and nine months in December for taking the photos, which they shared on a WhatsApp group, referring to the women as “dead birds.” 

Ms Henry, 46, and Ms Smallman, 27, were murdered in June 2020, while celebrating a birthday in a north London park. 

Commander Paul Brogden said: “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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