Sky Information faces Ofcom probe after Chris Kaba protest mistaken for royal mourners

Sky Information faces Ofcom probe after Chris Kaba protest mistaken for royal mourners


fcom has launched an investigation after Sky Information incorrectly described protests in opposition to the dying of Chris Kaba as crowds paying tribute to the Queen.

The broadcasting watchdog stated 598 viewers had complained after presenter Sarah-Jane Mee recognized the gang shifting by means of central London as royal mourners.

The occasion on Saturday September 10 noticed lots of prove to help the household of Mr Kaba, who was shot useless by armed Metropolitan Cops in south London.

Rapper Stormzy and Hackney Labour MP Diane Abbott had been additionally on the occasion within the capital, which noticed supporters carrying indicators saying “Justice for Chris Kaba” and “Black Lives Matter”.

A spokeswoman for Ofcom stated: “We’re investigating whether or not this programme broke our guidelines requiring information to be reported with due accuracy.”

After the published earlier this month, Mee issued an apology on Twitter.

She wrote: “I made a mistake on air, I wrongly recognized crowds in Trafalgar Sq as among the 1000s heading to Palace when at that second it was folks turning out for Chris Kaba.

“I’d prefer to personally apologise to these concerned. We’re masking the march & its significance later at the moment.”

Mr Kaba, 24, was killed on September 5 following a police pursuit of his automotive which resulted in Streatham Hill, south London.

The Audi he was driving was hemmed in by two police automobiles in Kirkstall Gardens, a slim residential avenue, and one spherical was fired from a police weapon.

The Metropolitan Police officer concerned has been suspended by the pressure and the Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating.

Sky Information has been contacted for remark.

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