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Police shooting ruled not lawful

WORLD BRIEFING / BRITAIN

December 13, 2008|Times Wire Reports

The death of a Brazilian who was mistakenly suspected by police of being a terrorist and shot on a London subway train was not a "lawful killing," an inquest jury decided.

Directed by the coroner to decide between lawful killing or an open verdict, the jury chose the latter. The decision was a blow to Scotland Yard police and a boon to the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, who want those involved in his July 2005 death to face criminal charges.

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