UK Liberty

Not sure what to make of this

Posted in law and order by ukliberty on November 5, 2007

The Guardian:

Scotland Yard yesterday faced fresh controversy after it emerged that the man accidentally shot by police during an anti-terrorism raid in east London last year has claimed armed officers again threatened to shoot him and subjected him to racist abuse during a second recent incident.

The men’s lawyers accused Sir Ian Blair of failing to guarantee their safety and said the incident showed that little had been done in wake of the De Menezes tragedy to address the safety of the public. They said they had decided to go public in light of Sir Ian’s response to the De Menezes shooting. The brothers are not pursuing an official complaint because, they say, the do not have confidence in the process.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “Legal representatives of the individuals involved made it clear they did not want the matter investigated as a complaint.”

I don’t understand why you wouldn’t make an official complaint even if you did not have confidence in the process.

It’s certainly not the case that complaints never get anywhere.


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