London Metropolitan Police keep "shoot-to-kill" policy

[JURIST] A Metropolitan Police [official website] spokeswoman announced Saturday that the department would not modify its policy of using deadly force against suspected terrorists. The Independent Police Complaints Commission [official website] is conducting a review of police conduct after officers shot and killed an innocent man [JURIST report] they mistakenly suspected of involvement in the July 21 subway bombings in London [JURIST report]. The family of the shooting victim has called for the resignation [JURIST report] of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair; the Metropolitan Police deny reports that they offered $1 million (USD) to the family. AP has more. Read IPCC's press release following a meeting with the victim's family.



 

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