After retracing the last moments of Jean Charles de Menezes’ life and watching CCTV footage from Stockwell tube station, the de Menezes family says police lied about his shooting.
Relatives said the footage, which they watched at the headquarters of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), showed the 27-year-old Brazilian had not been acting suspiciously before police shot him dead.
The innocent electrician was confused with a terror suspect after he entered a train at Stockwell tube station in south London on July 22. He was killed one day after the four failed suicide bomb attempts on the capital’s transport system.
The family are angry that claims that he was acting suspiciously and had run from police were not dismissed until someone leaked information from the IPCC inquiry to the media in August. — Guardian Unlimited
And this surprises anybody? The family also called for Sir Ian Blair to resign, and wants to ensure that no-one else loses their lives over London’s controversial shoot-to-kill policy.
It’s about time.