Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Report on shooting death of Brazilian man to be released

LONDON (Reuters) - A long-awaited report by an independent watchdog into the shooting of a Brazilian man by Metropolitan Police officers who had mistaken him for a suicide bomber will be released later on Thursday.

Remember when suicide bombers attacked London trains in 2005? Well, soon after that, terrorists tried to carry out a similar attack, and the Brazilian man, Jean Charles de Menezes, was mistaken for one of the suicide bombers and shot dead by the police. Big mistake. Last week, the London police force was fined for the shooting. Criminal action may be brought against the police. The Conservatives and Democrats of the U.K. are demanding that London's police chief, Sir Ian Blair, step down.

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