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Babbler # 9960

posted 30 January 2006 03:38 PM      Profile for Transplant     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
London police 'faked evidence' on shot Brazilian: report

AFP - Undercover London police officers faked vital evidence to cover up their fatal role in the shooting of innocent Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes, mistaken for a suicide bomber, a newspaper has alleged.

Special Branch officers from London's Metropolitan Police tried to change a surveillance log detailing the electrician's movements to hide the fact that they had wrongly identified him, the News of the World weekly claimed.

De Menezes, 27, was shot seven times in the head on a London Underground train at Stockwell station in south London.

He was killed on July 22 last year, the day after an alleged attempt to replicate the July 7 attacks by four suspected suicide bombers which killed 52 innocent Underground and bus commuters.

The alleged cover-up meant the blame for the tragedy would have been pinned on senior Met Police commanders or the armed police who fired the bullets -- leaving them open to murder charges, the newspaper said. ...

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posted 30 January 2006 03:49 PM      Profile for S1m0n        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Times

The log was changed at a debriefing meeting at 8pm that night, about ten hours after the shooting. Police were still saying that Mr de Menezes might have terrorist links.

The log originally said that there was a positive identification but the word "not" was then added. None of the radio traffic during the operation was recorded, which meant that blame for the events leading to Mr de Menezes’s death could have fallen on the commanders and controllers rather than the team.

The IPCC team is said to have been alerted by a whistle-blower. A scientific technique for checking changes in documents showed the change that had been made. The team has denied changing the log.

That stinks.

What's worse is that a cop can falsify evidence, get caught, and STILL keep his job. As far as I'm concerned, being caught lying once should make you unfit to ever hold a such a position of trust.

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M. Spector
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posted 30 January 2006 08:46 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What's really outrageous is that, after everyone knew the wrong guy had been shot, the Special Branch officers involved were afforded an opportunity to read and "correct" the surveillance log, in electronic form, during a "debriefing".

Why weren't they being "interrogated", rather than "debriefed"? They weren't mere witnesses, but potential criminal suspects - yet they were allowed to see and adjust the evidence!

What I also find bizarre is how they hoped to get away with the deception. Were they really intending to pretend that the surveillance intel had been saying all along that De Menezes was "NOT" Hussein Osman? Did they expect the cops involved in the shooting to just throw up their hands and say "Oops, I guess we all failed to notice that little word 'NOT'! Boy are we in trouble!"

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