U.K. police may face action over Brazilian's death

U.K. police may face action over Brazilian’s death

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would likely send a report to Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) once its investigation into the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes was complete… While the IPCC would not detail exactly what criminal offenses might be contained in their report, it is believed that charges of murder or manslaughter could be included, the BBC reported…

The family was shown videotapes of the shooting in September – tapes that they said proved that de Menezes was not acting suspiciously. Police had initially said he was wearing a bulky coat, and jumped a turnstile. Reports had also suggested de Menezes ran when challenged by officers. But a leaked initial IPCC report cast doubt on those claims.

Metropolitan Police Commission Ian Blair… is facing a separate IPCC inquiry into claims made by the de Menezes family that he lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting. He told reporters that the shooting was directly linked to the July 21 attacks, and that de Menezes refused to obey police instructions. Blair later admitted the shooting had been a mistake, but denied trying to mislead the family.

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