Family of innocent man shot by London police considering lawsuit

[JURIST] Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized on Monday for the shooting last Friday of a Brazilian man [JURIST report] mistaken for a terrorist [JURIST report], while relatives of the man are considering legal action [Financial Times report]. Brazilian citizen Jean Charles de Menezes [Wikipedia profile] was killed by police that suspected him of being another bomber. The Metropolitan Police in London also released the names and photos [official press release] on Monday of two men suspected of taking part in the failed July 21 bombings [JURIST report]. Muktar Said Ibraihim, 27, and Yasin Hassan Omar, 24 are believed to be two of the men who tried to bomb three subway cars and a bus. Also Monday, AP has more.



 

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