Political party questions police saying there were no ‘credible death threats’
Police are investigating the filming of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson were criticized by his political party for claiming it was not a targeted attack.
Ms Johnson is in critical condition in hospital after being shot in the head in Peckham, south-east London, in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Police said they did not believe the shooting was targeted and there was no evidence to suggest that she received “credible death threats”.
However, the Initiative Party (TTIP), which said the attack came after received “numerous death threats”, criticized the police for the allegations and wondered how they could know it was not an intentional blow if they had not spoken to the activist.
In a statement, shared on Instagram Tuesday morning, the organization said: “The irony is that police said there was no clear evidence that Sasha was the target of the attack, and that there were no credible death threats. towards her.
“However, how did the police come to this conclusion without being able to speak to Sasha about the death threats and investigate?”
“Do the police know who the target of the attack was, only to conclude that Sasha was not? How do you accidentally shoot someone in the head?
“It is certain that ending up in the hospital after being shot in the head makes a death threat more believable.”
Despite these claims, police said there was no evidence to suggest it was a targeted attack.
In their latest statement, Commander Alison Heydari said: “We are aware of Sasha’s involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK and I understand the concern this will cause some communities – but I want to stress that at this time, there is nothing to suggest that Sasha was the victim of a targeted attack.
“We are also not aware of any reports of threats made against her prior to this incident.
“I want to take this opportunity to assure you that we are doing everything possible to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.
“Tackling violent crime on the streets of London is a top priority for the Met, and the people of London have a vital role to play in this regard.”
Commander Alison Heydari said from their investigations they established that Ms Johnson attended a house party on Consort Road in Peckham early Sunday morning.
At around 3 a.m., a group of four black men dressed in dark colored clothing entered the property’s garden and discharged a gun.
They had left the scene before the officers arrived.
Anyone with information can call the police on 101 citing the reference CAD1172 / 23MAY or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.