Menezes jury rejects police claim of lawful killing
By Tom Morgan and Margaret Davis, PA
Friday, 12 December 2008
A jury rejected the police account of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes as the Brazilian’s family branded his inquest a “whitewash”.
After returning an open verdict today, the 10 jurors rejected a string of claims made by officers about the events leading up to Mr de Menezes being killed.
In a damning indictment, they dismissed claims by firearms officer C12 that he shouted “armed police” before opening fire.
The jury also disputed that 27-year-old Mr de Menezes had walked towards officers before he was killed.
The jurors concluded that six police failings caused or contributed to the innocent man’s death.
Firearms officers shot Mr de Menezes at Stockwell Tube station in south London on July 22, 2005, after mistaking him for failed suicide bomber Hussain Osman.
As the jury returned its verdict after its sixth day of deliberations, the Menezes family accused coroner Sir Michael Wright of “presiding over a complete whitewash”.
In a stinging attack on the coroner, they said he “failed on every count” during proceedings.
A family statement, released through the Justice4Jean campaign group, said: "After three months of evidence, 100 witnesses and millions of pounds, the coroner, Sir Michael Wright, has presided over a complete whitewash.
“He has failed on every count of the purpose of an inquest investigation.”[/QUOTE]
This is about half the article from the independent. Surprise, surprise the British establishment decide to cover up another murder by their own security forces.