An inquest has been opened into the death of a teenager who plunged from the 17th floor of a block of flats in an apparent bid to escape police officers.
Shanice-Paris Goff, 18, had been convicted in connection with three street robberies in London in 2009, and was out on licence after serving part of her sentence, Scotland Yard said.
The force is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after it emerged that officers were attempting to recall her to prison when she fell from the window of the flat in Mulgrave Road, Woolwich, south east London, at 9.30am on April 10.
Family members, including Miss Goff's mother, broke down in tears as an inquest was formally opened at Southwark Coroner's Court today.
The hearing was told Miss Goff had entered a bedroom of the flat to "get changed" before she fell from the window.
Detective Sergeant Sue Thomas, from the Metropolitan Police's directorate of professional standards, told the court
Miss Goff had been released from prison on licence following a robbery offence and officers were sent to the flat to arrest her.
But Miss Goff had not been arrested at the time of her fall, Det Sgt Thomas said.
She said: "Two police officers arrived at an address in Mulgrave Road to look for Shanice-Paris Goff, who was wanted for a recall to prison.
"They entered the address to find one male and two females, one of which was Miss Goff.
"While in the address, Miss Goff went to the bedroom to get changed and has fallen from the window.
"The flat is on the 17th floor and she has landed outside the premises."
Det Sgt Thomas added that there was no reason to believe a serious crime had taken place.
A statement was read to the court from Miss Goff's mother Mildred Goff confirming her daughter's identity.
The incident has been referred to both the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the force's directorate of professional standards.
A man, understood to be her boyfriend, was arrested at the time on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has since been bailed.
Coroner Andrew Harris adjourned the inquest to a date to be confirmed pending the IPCC investigation.