4 July 2022

Jermaine Baker was fatally shot by a Metropolitan police officer on 11 December 2015. He was unarmed. Tomorrow, six and a half years on, the independent public inquiry into his death will publish its final report.

The inquiry was chaired by judge Clement Goldstone QC, with hearings taking place from June to September 2021. The Home Office announced the inquiry in February 2020, and said it was necessary to establish an inquiry so as to permit all relevant evidence to be heard.

The inquiry will publish its report on 5th July 2022 at 12.00pm. Media can request advance viewing of the report via the inquiry team.

Jermaine’s family will be issuing a statement via INQUEST and will be available for interview after the publication of the report. Anita Sharma, Head of Casework at INQUEST will also be available to comment.

The inquiry examined the strategic and tactical plans of the Metropolitan Police operation ahead of Jermaine’s death, the information available to those who planned the operation, and the implementation of that plan as it occurred on 11 December 2015.

The officer who shot Jermaine has anonymity and is known as W80. The circumstances of his decision to discharge his weapon were considered. The inquiry also examined what happened after Jermaine was shot. It also looked at the practice, policies and procedures for firearms officers, as well as the training and competency of deployed firearms officers and commanders.


For further information and INQUEST interview requests please contact Lucy McKay on [email protected] 

For family interview requests please contact the family solicitor Michael Oswald on [email protected] (copying in Lucy) or 0207 033 2018

INQUEST has been working with the family of Jermaine Baker since his death. The family is represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group member Michael Oswald, Amy Ooi, and Joanna Khan of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, Phillippa Kaufmann QC of Matrix Chambers, and Fiona Murphy of Doughty Street Chambers. They are supported by Head of Casework at INQUEST, Anita Sharma.

The other core participants of the inquiry were the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), Metropolitan Police Service, National Crime Agency, and the officer who shot Jermaine who is known as W80.

For more information visit the official inquiry website: jermaine-baker.public-inquiry.uk


  • 11 December 2015: Jermaine Baker is fatally shot by a Metropolitan police officer in Wood Green.
  • 5 October 2016: High Court ruled a senior officer involved in Jermaine Baker’s shooting should be allowed to retire, despite being under Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation for alleged gross misconduct. This followed the family’s judicial review on this. See media release.
  • 14 June 2017: Crown Prosecution Service announced their decision not to prosecute the police officer who fatally shot Jermaine.
  • 19 March 2018: Crown Prosecution Service confirmed its decision not to prosecute the police officer, following the family’s application for a Victim’s Right to Review. See media release.
  • 17 May 2018: Independent Office for Police Misconduct (IOPC, formerly IPCC) directed the Metropolitan Police Service to hold gross misconduct proceedings on the actions of the officer that fatally shot Jermaine Baker. See media release.
  • 17 February 2020: The Home Secretary Priti Patel announced an independent public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act 2005, to investigate the circumstances of the death. See written statement.
  • 9 October 2020: W80 challenged the IOPC direction of the Metropolitan Police to bring gross misconduct proceedings against them. After various hearings in various courts, the Court of Appeal gave clarification on the legal test to be applied when determining whether police officers’ use of force will amount to misconduct. This decision meant that W80 would face proceedings for gross misconduct, however he is pursuing a further legal challenge in the Supreme Court. See media release.
  • June - September 2021: The Jermaine Baker Public Inquiry opened and the substantive evidence was heard. See media release.
  • 13 December 2021: W80 was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in the case around misconduct. This is due to be heard in October 2022.