[JURIST] Britain's Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) [official website] has asked Home Secretary Charles Clarke to approve an investigation [IPCC press release] into the way Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair [official profile] handled the July subway shooting of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes. De Menezes was killed by police [JURIST report] when he was mistakenly thought to be a suicide bomber connected to the July 21 London bombings [JURIST report]. De Menezes' family claims Blair and Scotland Yard mislead the public by making false public statements linking him to terrorism and failed to correct the inaccurate information. After the shooting, the police said that de Menezes fled from police and Scotland Yard said his "clothing and demeanor" added to suspicions he was a suicide bomber. A separate inquiry will be made into whether the police delayed informing the de Menezes family of Jean Charles' death. IPCC expects to have its investigation into the shooting done by the end of December. BBC News has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase...
- British police watchdog promises report on subway killing
- London police chief defends handling of subway shooting investigation
- UK subway shooting victim family says top police officer tried to block inquiry
- Family of UK subway shooting victim call for public inquiry, murder charges
- Family of innocent man shot by London police considering lawsuit
- London police express regret over shooting of bomb suspect, defend use of force
- London police say shot man not bomber; Brazilian government protests