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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

MENEZES: Police lied about CCTV

Thanks to Lenin's Tomb: ITN has obtained police documents describing CCTV footage of the pursuit and killing of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station last month - two days after they denied that any CCTV cameras were working there that day. The documents also say that police did not challenge or chase de Menezes, but only identified themselves once on the train, when they beckoned him towards them. When he did, Lenin quotes a police intelligence officer as saying: "He stood, and walked towards me." Lenin reports: "He [the intelligence officer] grabbed Menezes, pulled his arms behind his back and pushed him back into the seat. "I heard a shot in my left ear". The intelligence officer said he was pushed to the floor at that point. A number of officers shot him in the head, seven times. Three bullets missed. One went into his shoulder." Technorati tag: