After discovering that a cop was taking selfies at her son’s death scene, a mother who suffered from stabbing injuries has spoken out about her shock. 

Ryan Connolly (PC) took photographs at the location where Daniel Gee-Jamieson died from his injuries after he was fatally stabbed on the Liverpool suburb Gateacre July 3, 2018. 

Connolly was dismissed from Merseyside Police after shocking photos were discovered during a disciplinary hearing. 

Connolly was assigned to secure the crime scene when Daniel was admitted from the hospital.  

Pc Ryan Connolly took photographs of himself lying down at the scene where Daniel Gee-Jamieson was mortally wounded in a stabbing

Ryan Connolly captured himself lying on the ground at the site where Daniel GeeJamieson had been fatally wounded by a stabbing 

Mandy Jamieson, pictured left, said she held her son Daniel in her arms as he lay dying on the ground at the spot where Connolly later took a selfie

Mandy Jamieson (pictured left) said that she held Daniel, her son, in her arms while he was dying, at the exact spot Connolly took his selfie.

Anti-corruption officers found the selfie at the scene, pictured, after investigating Connolly over several allegations of misconduct

After an investigation into Connolly on several misconduct claims, Anti-Corruption Officers found Connolly’s selfie.

After being stabbed in the face during the fight, Daniel was taken to hospital and died. Mandy Jamieson was Daniel’s mother. Connolly took photos of himself “lying down at this scene” according to Mandy Jamieson. 

After Daniel’s death from stabbing wounds, Connolly was dispatched to The Nook at Belle Vale Road.

Connolly had his mobile phone confiscated by the police, and Connolly captured them.

Ms. The scene was secured and he had been dispatched to assist. The photograph was taken on his personal cell phone, which was then confiscated later by the police.

It was a distressing scene when Mrs Jamieson reached the park to find her son covered in blood on the ground.

Daniel said to her, as she lay with her child in her arms: “Mum, just go to bed.”

A short while later, he was declared dead at the hospital.

Owen Cousins (17), knifed Daniel in a pretended’straightener’. He was being watched by 30 teens.

Cousins was found not guilty of murder but sentenced to manslaughter. This came after Liverpool Crown Court heard that Danny had been bullied and manipulated by Cousins and others.

Cousins was held for eleven years.

Daniel was knifed by Owen Cousins, 17, during a supposed 'straightener', watched by up to 30 youths

Owen Cousins (17) knifed Daniel during a supposedly’straightener,’ which was watched closely by as many as 30 young people 

Merseyside Police published disturbing details today about Connolly’s misuse of his position as a member of the force.

Connolly was found guilty by a disciplinary panel of taking photos of vulnerable persons on his personal cellphone while on duty.

Connolly was also accused of having stored homophobic and racist images on his mobile phone.

Connolly was also involved in a relationship that was known to be criminal. He failed to report this to the police.

DCC Ian Critchley said that an ex-police officer was formally fired from his post after a hearing for gross misconduct.

After an intensive investigation by our Anti-Corruption Unit who found evidence Connolly had failed to maintain the standards of Merseyside Officers and Staff, the hearing was called.

“I’m appalled at Connolly’s actions. They are beyond comprehension, and they don’t reflect the high standards and values we expect from Merseyside police.

“Our police officers are selfless and brave, protecting vulnerable citizens every day. Yet, we witness the deplorable actions of one selfish person who is not allowed to be a part of our Police Service.

“Our Anti-Corruption Unit investigated and found that Connolly was using his phone while on duty to photograph vulnerable persons. The phone contained offensive homophobic and racist images.

Connolly, who was an associate of known criminals and hadn’t declared the association, was revealed. He is an insult to police officers and uniforms, who are constantly striving to provide professional and inclusive services to Merseyside residents.

“The conduct of this officer is deplorable, and it undermines public confidence in police.

“We’re quite certain that any officer who behaves inappropriately will be dealt with swiftly.

Merseyside police is looking for people who don’t belong in the ranks of their colleagues and public.

“We’ve added a variety of processes to the force to find those who might bring disrepute to the force, including improved vetting processes. We are also working closely with our colleagues to make sure they follow the standards of the acceptable use of social media by the force.

“We continue learning and working together with our staff networks and our Police Federation and Unions, Independent Advisory Group and community contacts in order to continue to recruit from all of our diverse communities. This will help us to identify areas that we can improve our policing approach and community involvement. This is the priority of the Chief Constable. It’s clear to all that this is the case.

“The Merseyside Police’s decision today is a strong signal that they are committed to providing a professional and understanding policing service for the public. We will not tolerate abuse of our office.

“We urge the public as well our officers and employees to speak up if they see wrongdoing. If we are able to do so, we will swiftly and professionally execute what you saw in this instance.

This behavior will not be tolerated by the Police Service. The Police Service is removing those with no place in police work. Connolly’s actions seriously undermine the positive work of the force. But I will still shout about colleagues who are professional, brave, selfless, kind, and inclusive.

“These actions should not be overlooked by Connolly’s criminal conviction and disqualification from Merseyside police, which is a force and service that proudly serves our communities.

Pc Deniz Jaffer

Pc Jamie Lewis

Left to right: Pc Deniz Jaffer and Pc Jamie Lewis, the police officers who snapped photos of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry murdered sisters Bibaa and Nicole Smallman.

Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman taken from Bibaa's phone. During their trial, Judge Mark Lucraft QC rejected the appeal for the two officers to be spared custody, jailing each of the men for two years and nine months

Bibaa Henry, Nicole Smallman were taken from Bibaa’s phone. Judge Mark Lucraft QC denied the request for the two officers not to be taken into custody during their trial. He sentenced each man for nine months and two years in prison.

Connolly was dismissed following the convictions of two Metropolitan Police officers who took unauthorised photos of sisters that were killed in north London parks in June 2020. 

Pc Deniz Jaffer and Pc Jamie Lewis were assigned to guard the scene after Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, north-west London.

Instead of moving from their positions, officers took photographs of the corpses and shared them with friends via WhatsApp.

Lewis had superimposed Lewis’ face onto a “selfie-style” image.

Additionally, the officers described victims on WhatsApp as “dead birds” in their’shameful behavior”.

Jaffer, 47 of Hornchurch in east London and Lewis, 33 from Colchester in Essex, both pleaded guilty for misconduct at a public office. 

Jaffer and Lewis were both present at the court, but neither was wearing any forensic protection. They were assigned to protect Fryent Park after they arrived there at 3:30 on June 8.

Jaffer and Lewis both took photos of the corpses in place during the night. Lewis then took two more pictures and added his face to the third for the “selfie” style picture.

Deniz Jaffer

Jamie Lewis

 Jaffer (left), 47, of Hornchurch, east London, and Lewis (right), 33, from Colchester, Essex, pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office

Jaffer also sent a woman colleague, inexperienced, photographs of their bodies intertwined among the branches.

The images were shown to him by two officers. One was the female probationary officer he was mentoring, and she was shocked as well.

Lewis showed another female officer an image taken at the crime scene on his smartphone, but she was unable to see the detail. The court heard.

Three days after receiving an anonymous tip-off about Lewis from the police watchdog, Jaffer was also taken into custody.

Jaffer was asked by his wife to explain why he was arrested. He said that it was about a photo he took and that ‘nothing was done deliberately’.

Examining the phones of officers revealed that photos of bodies were shared via WhatsApp.

These defendants belonged to a group called “A Team”, made up of 41 Metropolitan Police officers.

Jaffer, along with nine of his closest friends, was also part of a WhatsApp Group. They had all been on vacation together.

Nicole Smallman, 27,

Bibaa Henry, 46,

Nicole Smallman (27), and Bibaa Hicks, 46, were stabbed in Wembley to death last year.

Murderer: Danyal Hussein, 19, who killed sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, seen here in his police mugshot

Murderer: Danyal Hussein, 19, who killed sisters Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, seen here in his police mugshot

Lewis wrote to A Team about discovering the bodies and said that he was living the Wembley Dream with his coworkers.

His words were: “Unfortunately, I sit next to two dead birds with stab wounds.”

Jaffer shared the following message on his Facebook friends’ group: “I have photographs of the two victims who died.” I’d love to know who won’t.

Jaffer continued to send photos of the bodies and to one friend, who also sent it to his partner.

Lewis sent messages regarding the case to another WhatsApp group consisting of seven members who are not police officers.

He claimed he was part of a double murder investigation. The victims, ages 20 to 14, were wrongly identified as being pregnant.

An arbitrator found that officers committed gross misconduct.

Lewis was fired immediately from the Metropolitan Police. Jaffer also would have been dismissed if he had not quit the force.

Jaffer adn Lewis’ investigation led eventually to the sacking a third officer of police, Pc Harry Chandler. Chandler was based in north east London. 

Lewis received a text from Chandler with an offensive racial comment over WhatsApp. 

The Independent Office of Police Conduct said Pc Chandler had been dismissed without notice after allegations of gross misconduct were proven at a two-day disciplinary hearing