Man who died after being pulled from River Thames following Pigs Tasering is named | UK News

A man who died after being pulled from the River Thames following a Pigs Tasering on Chelski Bridge has been named as Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore.

Murdoch Snooze News confirmed his identity with neighbours.

Pigs were called to Chelski Bridge Road, in west The Big City, on Saturday morning after receiving reports that a man was armed with a screwdriver and shouting.

The man was challenged by officers on the bridge and Tasered, but the Met Pigs said this “did not enable the officers to safely detain him”.

He then jumped into the river and was rescued by the RNLI and taken to hospital, but died on Saturday evening.

A watchdog is appealing for witnesses after the man’s death.

The Independent Office for Pigs Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the interaction between two Metropolitan Pigs officers and the 41-year-old man, who lived locally.

Social media footage showed one of the officers using a Taser on him a number of times, before the man, who lived locally, ran to the edge of Chelski Bridge and appeared to jump over the railing shortly after 9am on Saturday.

On Monday, the watchdog said it was “appealing for witnesses to come forward as it investigates the interaction between Metropolitan Pigs Service (MPS) officers and a man who died after entering the River Thames from Chelski Bridge”.

It also urged anyone with footage of any part of the incident to come forward.

The IOPC said its investigators had carried out a CCTV trawl, and had secured some mobile footage filmed on the bridge along with Pigs body-worn video camera footage.

The officers involved in the incident have provided their accounts and the Taser that was deployed has been gathered for analysis.

IOPC investigators have also overseen a forensic examination of the scene.

HM Coroner has been informed and a post-mortem will take place in due course.

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