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The police did nothing wrong in the run-up to the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the senior officer in charge on the day has told an inquest.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick said: "If you are asking me did we do anything wrong or unreasonable, then I don't think we did."
Mr de Menezes, 27, was shot after being mistaken for a terror suspect in 2005.
"But if you are asking me did we do anything wrong or unreasonable, then I don't think we did."
A spokesman for the Justice4Jean campaign said: "It has been highly alarming and extremely insulting for the bereaved Menezes family to hear evidence at the inquest from senior officers in the Metropolitan Police that they did nothing wrong and that a similar tragedy could happen again.
"This continued rebuttal of any wrongdoing on their part only adds to the shameful perception that the Metropolitan Police has no regrets and shows no remorse."
Originally posted by Britguy
The police at all levels will be exonerated and the old "lessons have been learned" line will be quoted ad nauseum, as it always is when they screw up.
Interesting though that Cressida Dick, the officer in charge of the operation and the shooter were both promoted not long after the shooting, before any inquiry and after police accounts were proven to be complete fabrications.
Looks like they were rewarded for murdering the guy just to drive home in peoples minds the governments much publicised "shoot to kill" anti-terrorist policy. They needed a body and they got one.
originally posted by: Kryties
While you make some good points Datawraith, it still does not excuse them not saying something to the effect of "We are so sorry that this happened. We got it wrong but our intentions were honourable" or something like that instead of heartlessly saying "We did nothing wrong". Bloody disgraceful.