British police watchdog promises report on subway killing

[JURIST] The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) [official website], Britain's police watchdog agency, promised Tuesday to release a report on the death of Brazilian citizen Jean Charles de Menezes [Wikipedia profile] by the end of the year. De Menezes was killed by police [JURIST report] on the London subway on July 22 after being mistaken for a suicide bomber. Richard Latham, an attorney representing the IPCC said the commission would not release its findings until any criminal or disciplinary proceedings were completed. Brazil has also sent two justice officials to investigate the matter [Brazil embassy press release]. Deputy Attorney General Wagner Goncalves and senior Brazilian Justice Ministry official Marcio Pereira Pinto Garcia arrived in London Monday. AP has more.

10:34 AM ET - AP is reporting that Brazil's ambassador to the UK has said that he believes that there has not been cover-up by British officials in the de Menezes shooting.

 

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