According to Sky News, the Kensington and Chelsea Council and the Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation may face prosecution for the manslaughter offence, stated in a letter from the Metropolitan Police.
In the 2007 act, an organisation is found guilty of corporate manslaughter “if the way in which its activities are managed or organised… causes a person’s death and amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased. Anyone found guilty will be liable for financial charge”.
“In due course, a senior representative of each corporation will be formally interviewed by police in relation to the potential offence,” the letter read.
“This interview will not take place immediately, since it is important that all relevant facts and information have been gathered before any such interview is conducted.”
Due to the complexity of the investigation, it would take time to complete and they would not be able to provide running commentary. However, the survivors and families who have lost their loved ones would be updated as much as possible. At least 60 companies and organisations have been identified as potentially being involved in the refurbishment of the tower.
More than 80 people have died in the fire in Grenfell Tower on June 14. A Hotpoint fridge freezer is believed to be the source of the fatal accident.
In response to the Grenfell Tower accident, a team of 250 investigators from the Metropolitan Police Service will be collaborating with the Fire Service, Health and Safety Executive and experts in fire and building safety to recover and identify the deceased and help with the coronial process.