CPS originally hoped to charge individual police officers [JURIST report] who oversaw the operation with tampering with evidence and obstructing public justice, accusing police surveillance officers of trying to hide the fact that they had mistaken de Menezes for alleged terrorist Hussain Osman [BBC summary of charges] by changing a police log to read "And it was not Osman" instead of "it was Osman." Police allegedly made the change so that surveillance officers could claim the officers involved in the shooting had fired on the wrong man despite having been warned that he was not Osman. De Menezes' family has pushed for a public inquiry into the shooting and have brought a separate case against Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair [profile], claiming he misled the public in statements following the tragedy [JURIST report]. BBC News has more.
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