Thursday, August 25, 2005


New claims emerge over Menezes death - Guardian special reports

It appears that the initial account that emerged of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes was almost totally false:

far from leaping a ticket barrier and fleeing from police, as was initially reported, he was filmed on CCTV calmly entering the station and picking up a free newspaper before boarding the train.

Also a surveillance officer had successfully restrained and immobilised him before he was shot.

The police failed to identify him as he left the house because one of them was relieving himself at the time.

It's a total cock-up.

1 comment:

The Silver Eel said...

Yeah, I've been catching up on this since coming back from hols and it's really not getting any better. Fortunately the press seems to be well up on it. It has all the makings of - in fact is - a major scandal.