UK Liberty

Surveillance team leader says there were failings

Posted in de Menezes by ukliberty on October 22, 2008

The BBC:

“Failings” by the Metropolitan Police led to the shooting death of Jean Charles de Menezes, a senior surveillance officer told an inquest.

The officer, known by the code name James, said the innocent man could have been stopped safely before he was shot.

He told the inquest into the case that his bosses took too long to say whether the Brazilian electrician should be stopped from getting on the tube.

Also, in relation to photos:

Few surveillance officers were carrying pictures of Osman because other officers “wouldn’t trust themselves not to leave the image behind”, James added.

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