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Surveillance team did not believe Brazilian posed a threat

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Janh Sun 21-Aug-05 11:39:54

but the armed unit ignored them.

Some very unsettling stuff in The Observer today.

<<Senior sources in the Metropolitan Police have told The Observer that members of the surveillance team who followed de Menezes into Stockwell underground station in London felt that he was not about to detonate a bomb, was not armed and was not acting suspiciously. It was only when they were joined by armed officers that his threat was deemed so great that he was shot seven times.>>

<<For reasons as yet unclear, members of the firearms team have yet to submit their own account of the events to the IPCC. The two members of the team believed to have fired the fatal shots are known to have gone on holiday immediately after the shooting.>>

First para is "sources" - second appears to be statement of fact.

Tinker Sun 21-Aug-05 11:42:47

The whole thing is horrible isn't it? Am wondering if teh surveillance team are leaking this info to distance themselves from the blame.

Cam Sun 21-Aug-05 11:44:37

According to the Telegraph, the leak is coming from the IPCC

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