Met Police officer cleared of Azelle Rodney murder
3 July 2015
From the section London
A police marksman has been cleared of murder at the Old Bailey – 10 years after he shot dead a suspected armed robber.
Azelle Rodney, 24, was killed in Mill Hill, north London, in April 2005.
Anthony Long, 58, who says he believed his colleagues were in “imminent” danger, denied murder.
Mr Long allegedly took just six hundredths of a second to open fire on Mr Rodney in a police operation to foil an attempted robbery.
The trial heard he fired off eight shots in 2.1 seconds, six of which fatally injured Mr Rodney, who was the back seat passenger of a Volkswagen Golf.
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Source:: BBC UK