A former police marksman has pleaded not guilty to the murder of robbery suspect Azelle Rodney.
Anthony Long, an ex-specialist firearms officer with the Metropolitan Police, stood in the dock at London’s Southwark Crown Court and spoke only to deny the charge.
Long is accused of killing Mr Rodney in April 2005.
Mr Rodney, 24, died after officers stopped the car he was travelling in with two other men in Edgware, north London.
Mr Justice Sweeney released Long on unconditional bail to his trial which is set for June 8 at the same court.