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London police plead not guilty in subway shooting of Brazilian

[JURIST] The London Metropolitan Police [official website] pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act [text; backgrounder] for "failing to provide for the health, safety and welfare" of the public in causing the death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes, shot and killed by London police officers [JURIST report] last year after the July London bombings [JURIST news archive].

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) [official website] originally hoped to charge individual police officers [JURIST report] who oversaw the operation, but announced in July that they would not prosecute any individuals [JURIST report] because there was insufficient evidence to convict them. AP has more.

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