The man who died after being Tasered and jumping from a London bridge into river Thames has been named as 41-year-old Nigerian Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore who has a history of mental health issues.
Police were called to reports that a man armed with a screwdriver was shouting “incomprehensible” religious statements on the bridge just after 9am. Witnesses said officers tried to subdue him by allegedly firing Tasers at him three times but he vaulted the barrier and fell into the water.
Omishore passed away in hospital on Monday.
The video of the incident went viral and the Met has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which has launched an investigation. They are now appealing for ‘eye witness’.
Neighbours described Omishore as a “really nice guy” who had a history of mental health issues.
Commander Alexis Boon, of the Met’s Frontline Policing, said: “The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards made an immediate referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”