Posted by: Lister | October 16, 2007

de Menezes took Cocaine

Traces of cocaine were found in Jean Charles de Menezes after he was shot dead by firearms officers, a court has heard.

I don’t understand what this has to do with the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes.

Initially witnesses claimed incorrectly that he was wearing bulky clothing and that he had vaulted the ticket barriers running from police. A police spokeman said on the day that, “his clothing and behaviour added to their suspicions,” and that he ran onto the train after police had issued warnings.

It soon became clear that de Menezes did not vault and run from the police, but police did not alter their statement until the correct information was leaked to the press. They later issued an apology, saying that they had mistaken him for a suspect in the previous day’s failed bombings and acknowledging that de Menezes in fact had no explosives and was unconnected with the attempted bombings.

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