Thursday, January 19, 2006

De Menezes report sent to Crown Prosecution Service

The latest on the London tube shooting, in which Brazilian national Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head by UK police forces in the mistaken belief that he was a suicide bomber (see my previous posts here and here). The body responsible for investigating his death, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, has today decided to send its report to the Crown Prosecution Service, indicating that, in its belief, their may well be grounds for criminal charges arising from the incident. If the leaks that have come out from that report are accurate (see my post here), then this is hardly surprising. It may take some for the CPS to decide whether to press charges against any of the officers involved, but this is another step in the right direction, towards accountability for this most spectacular of policing failures.

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