Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign

In the aftermath of the murder, a cascade of misinformation and lies from the very top down. From Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair to the trigger-happy plain-clothes shooters identified only as "carrying a long-barrelled weapon", the actions that day have been exposed as a cover-up of the events that resulted in the extra-judicial execution of an innocent man.

Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign

The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

05 Dec 2005, 23:57 #1

About the Justice4Jean Campaign
About the Campaign
Wed 31 Aug 2005

The Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign was set up by the family and friends of Jean Charles, who was shot dead by the police on the morning of Friday 22 July in Stockwell, London.

The campaign aims to:

- find out the truth about Jean’s unlawful killing

- bring those responsible for his death to justice

- end the ‘Shoot to Kill’ policy and so prevent a similar tragedy happening again

- to campaign against the rising tide of racism and the attack on civil liberties in the UK

The campaign is not affiliated to any political party. All the campaign’s work is carried out and funded by Jean’s family, friends and a small group of independent activists.

We urgently need financial help to help pay for leaflets and posters, meetings at trade union and other conferences as well as legal costs that the family simply cannot afford.

Please send whatever financial support you can. We have no overheads - just enthusiastic volunteers. So everything you give will be spent on helping the family fight for justice.

Please send donations as a cheque made payable to the ‘Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign’ to:

Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign,
PO Box 273,
London E7.

Statement on the Home Affairs Select Committee
Statement from the de Menezes family after the Home Affairs Select Committee, 13 September 2005
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Today is the first time there has been any Parliamentary scrutiny about the circumstances surrounding the ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy which led to death of our cousin Jean Charles de Menezes on 22nd July 2005.

This must be only the beginning. What we have heard here today fails and can not answer the many urgent questions we, the family, and the British public still have over the death of Jean Charles. Sir Ian Blair and Charles Clarke the Home Secretary have many more questions still to answer.

We are however horrified to know that the ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy is still in operation today. It remains a secret policy. A policy that nobody knows how it operates. A policy that has never been discussed in Parliament. The death of Jean shows that this policy is a danger to innocent people all across the country. It must be suspended until the investigation is completed.

We call again for a quick conclusion to the investigation of the Independent Police Complaints Commission followed by criminal proceedings brought against those responsible for Jean’s death.

But this is not enough. We demand a full Judicial Public Inquiry, operating in a transparent and impartial manner, to find out the whole truth surrounding Jean’s death in the context of the ’shoot-to-kill’ policy and the subsequent actions of the police.

There must be no more lies. We deserve the full truth about Jean’s death.

On behalf of

Alessandro Pereira
Vivian Figueiredo
Patricia da Silva Armani
Cousins of Jean Charles de Menezes

Source: Justice4Jean.com
Letter from the de Menzes Family to Tony Blair
Wed 7 Sep 2005
Letter from the de Menzes Family to Tony Blair
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Dear Tony Blair,

I am writing to you with regard to the death of my cousin Jean Charles de Menezes, who died after being shot dead by police officers at Stockwell tube on 22nd July 2005.

As you may be able to imagine, the last month has been a very difficult one for my family. Not only have we had to deal with the horror of Jean’s brutal death, but also what seems to be a tissue of lies, half-truths and misinformation surrounding his death. Each day brings new revelations and questions for my family that seriously challenge our confidence in the Metropolitan Police.

We believe that the circumstances of Jean’s death are of great concern not only to us but to the people of London and the UK.

We are therefore requesting your support for the following demands for justice:

1. A speedy conclusion to a thorough, impartial and independent investigation.
2. To ensure that there is no impunity for those responsible for the killing.
3. That those responsible are immediately suspended until the conclusion of the investigation and a public commitment is given that appropriate prosecutions will be brought against those responsible.
4. A suspension of the “Shoot-to-Kill” policy until there is a full public debate on its application
5. A full judicial public inquiry, operating in a thorough, transparent and impartial manner to be ordered by the Home Secretary (with full legal representation for the family) so as to ensure that the full facts of the circumstances of Jean’s death are brought into the public domain, including a focus on the ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ policy, its guidelines, its application and the circumstances in which it was operated on 22nd July.

The inquiry should also include an investigation into the handling by the Metropolitan police of the facts pertinent to the case since Jean’s death.

I look forward to a swift response to these demands.

Yours faithfully,

Alessandro Pereira
Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign

Source: Justice4Jean.com
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Jean Charles de Menezes press coverage, posted 3 December.
Jean Charles de Menezes press coverage
Sunday 27 November 2005

Police officers who shot Jean Charles to ‘escape charges’

The Sunday Times reports that two police officers who shot Jean Charles will escape charges in the ongoing IPCC inquiry. In the report one source is described as in the Metropolitan police and the other is described as a ‘Whitehall source’ – neither of whom is likely to have privileged access to the IPCC inquiry.

The reports suggest that both officers claimed they were ‘led to believe by a senior officer that he was a terrorist, that he was a suicide bomber”, and they are relying transcripts of radio communications to prove their case.

The Whitehall official is reported to say: “The possibility arises that someone higher up the chain of command could have acted unlawfully.”

Monday 28 November

Sir Ian Blair to face new IPCC inquiry into Met conduct

Responding to complaints from the de Menezes family, the IPCC will examine whether the Met misled the press and public in the days following the death of jean Charles and also why they took so long to contact the family.

The BBC reports that the Met “welcomes” the new inquiry and will “co-operate fully with it.

In a press conference in the hours following Jean Charles death Sir Ian Blair said: “I understand the man was challenged and refused to obey.”

Later reports revealed that Jean Charles wasn’t challenged by police before being being shot. In addition, a police statement said – incorrectly - that the dead man’s clothing and behaviour had also been suspicious.

Alex Pereira, Jean Charles’ cousin said: “This is a great victory for the family.”

Similar reports:

The Times
ITN
This is London
The Daily Telegraph


Jean Charles portrait removed from Stockwell Mural

The Guardian reports that a portrait of Jean Charles has been removed from the Stockwell Memorial Garden, outside Stockwell station, following complaints from a local Nighbourhood watch co-ordinator and the British legion.

Brian Barnes, the artist who created the mural, was commissioned to paint the portrait of Jean Charles by the Stockwell Partnership. He was not impressed: “I’m not some yob. This is an innocent man who had been shot. His parents were coming to Stockwell. I thought it would be good to remember him.”

Source:  Justice4Jean.com
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Bridget
Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

08 Jul 2006, 19:59 #2

For anyone hoping to access news about the upcoming anniversary on 22nd July via the Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign website here:

http://www.justice4jean.com/

may be shocked to find that this site has not been updated since January.

If anyone knows of a vigil being held to mark the anniversary of this brutal & outrageous assassination of an innocent young man, please post details here.
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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Kier
Joined: 07 Dec 2005, 15:21

08 Jul 2006, 22:09 #3

I was also shocked a few months ago when I checked that site after the stories in the press about him being accused of rape. I was, and still am, disgusted that the story of the rape accusation was given a whole page of coverage in most papers, yet the confirmation that the rape allegation was false warranted only a few lines - in the papers that bothered to cover it, that is.
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Bridget
Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

14 Jul 2006, 11:48 #4

�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

17 Jul 2006, 13:53 #5

http://www.birnbergpeirce.co.uk/ appears to be offline, but the J4J campaign have launched a new version of their web site, from which the following was taken:
What happened on the 22nd July 2005

At approximately 9.20am on the 22nd July 2005, Jean Charles de Menezes left his flat in Tulse Hill and began his commute to work. It was a normal day of work for him, Jean was an electrician and that day, him and his friend Gesio had a job in North West London. It was a warm sunny summer’s day in London and Jean left home wearing his favourite type of relaxed clothes; some lightweight jeans, a t-shirt and a denim jacket. He did not carry a bag with him. He walked from his flat to the bus top nearby and caught a bus towards Brixton. When he arrived in Brixton however, he realised that the Victoria line was not working on that day so he called his friend Gesio and explained that he was running late and would instead travel to Stockwell and get the Northern line from there. Jean then proceeded to get on a bus from Brixton to Stockwell. He disembarked from the bus opposite Stockwell tube and waited at the traffic lights to cross the road. With the lights on green, he crossed over and entered Stockwell metro station. He paused to pick up a copy of the free newspaper, the metro, from a stand and walked through to the ticket barriers where he used his electronic Oyster ticket card to walk through the barriers. He then proceeded to take the escalator down towards the platform of the Northern line.

Having walked off the escalators, Jean sees and hears a tube arrive at the platform. Jean jogged onto the platform and entered the tube carriage. He saw an empty seat, sat down and takes out his paper.

At this point an undercover plain clothed police officer standing in the tube carriage identifies Jean to nearby (similarly plain clothed) officers. The officers jump onto the tube carriage, grab Jean, drag him out of his chair. They push him onto the ground. They hold him down. And they shoot him 7 times in the head, killing him instantly.
Jean’s family were not informed about his killing until over 24hours after it happened despite the officers on the scene finding Jean’s wallet with his Brazilian driving license inside it.

The metropolitan police immediately began briefing the press with ‘off the record’ statements saying that Jean was a terrorist, that he was ac ting suspiciously, that he was wearing a bulky coat and that he was challenged but refused to co-operate. All of these statements have turned out to be false.

Normally when there has been a killing at the hands of the police an immediate investigation is began by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) however, one hour after Jean was killed, the head of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Iain Blair wrote a letter to the Home Office asking for the immediate suspension of any investigation by the IPCC. He ordered his officers to close Stockwell tube to any investigations. As a result it was 6 days before the IPCC could begin their investigations. The family campaign believe this to be 6 days too late as during this time vital evidence could have been tampered with or destroyed.

5 hours after Jean was killed Sir Iain Blair appeared on national television stating that the ‘incident’ at Stockwell tube was related to the anti-terrorism operations and that Jean was challenged. He claims he was not told until the next day that Jean had been an innocent man but the family do not believe this can be true. How can it be that an innocent man is killed in the most violent way and the head of the police force is not told about it until the next day?
The family believe that the actions of police officers and of Sir Iain Blair constitute an attempted ‘cover up’. The disappearance of the CCTV from Stockwell tube, the attempt to block the IPCC for starting their investigation, the tampering of the police records on the day, the police briefings suggesting Jean was acting suspiciously all suggest that the police knew they had made an error.

Source: Justice4Jean
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

17 Jul 2006, 13:55 #6

The Justice4Jean timeline of the extra-judicial, Mossad-style execution of an innocent man:
JULY 2005

22nd
10.05am Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by security forces at Stockwell tube station.
11am A letter is sent from Iain Blair’s office to the Home Office asking for suspension of the IPCC investigation into the killing. Blair instructs his officer’s to close Stockwell station to the IPCC.
3.30pm Sir Iain Blair, the head of the Metropolitan police appears on TV saying that the person who was killed earlier in the day was part of the terrorism operations, that he was challenged and refused to stop and that he was acting suspiciously.

23rd
Jean’s family are not informed that he was killed for over 24hours. They are taken by the police and placed in a remote hotel in Kingston, offered no information about legal representation and have their telephones in their hotel rooms cut off by the police meaning they cannot communicate with their family in Brazil.

25th
2pm The inquest into Jean’s killing opens at Southwark Coroners Court.
3pm The cousins of Jean meet the Brazilian Foreign Minister who is on a trip to London and express their concerns surrounding his shooting. Jean’s cousins are put under pressure by the Brazilian embassy and their assigned police liaison officers not to have a second autopsy.
The Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign is founded

27th
The family campaign holds its first press conference where Jean’s cousins express their anger and pain over the lies that have been put out in the public domain by the police and demand justice for their loss. They state that Jean was not wearing a bulky jacket but a denim jacket on the day he was killed. They are joined by Bianca Jagger, the EU goodwill ambassador for Human Rights and their solicitor, prominent Human Rights lawyer Gareth Peirce.

29th
Jean’s funeral is held in his hometown of Gonzaga, Brazil.
At the same time the family campaign holds a vigil in Parliament Square, London.
This is followed by a multi-faith service attended by over 1000 people held in Westminster Cathedral. Speakers at the service included Professor Tariq Ramadan, Cardinal Cormac Murp hy-O’Connor, Father Frederico Ribeiro and Bianca Jagger
The IPCC gain access to Stockwell tube station for the first time to start their investigations – 7 days after the incident.

AUGUST 2005

Representatives from the Metropolitan police visit Jean’s family in Gonzaga without informing their legal representatives in what is seen as an attempt by the family to bribe them into silence. Jean’s brother, Giovanni de Menezes responds angrily stating, “we may be poor but we are not stupid”. Family vow to continue their struggle for justice.

17th
Explosive leaked documents from the IPCC investigations are given to ITV news showing that Jean was killed with 7 bullets to the head, that he did not run, was not challenged, was not wearing a bulky jacket and was not correctly identified. The family of Jean react with shock and declare that is obvious there has been an attempt at a cover up.

18th
Jean’s family call for Sir Iain Blair to resign in light of the gross cover-up and lies that him and his office put in the public domain.

19th
Sir Iain Blair claims that he was not told that an innocent man was killed until 24hours after the event. The family campaign state that it is inconceivable that officers would not have immediately been able to identify Jean from his driving license and see he was not Hussain Osman (the suspected bomber). As head of the Metropolitan Police if Ian Blair did not know about these briefings then he is incompetent, if he did know, he is implicated in them. Either way, he has to resign.

22nd
The family campaign has a demonstration outside of 10 Downing St where Alessandro Pereira, cousin of Jean delivers a letter to Tony Blair on behalf of the family campaign asking him to hold to account those people who killed and to order a full judicial public inquiry into his killing

SEPTEMBER 2005

27th
Jean’s parents and brother arrive in London for a 2 week visit to meet with the IPCC, meet with the Metropolitan Police Authority and visit other families who have been through similar tragedies. The family refuse to meet Sir Iain Blair or any representatives from the Metropolitan police.

28th
Jean’s parents and brother from Brazil retrace his last steps from his flat in Tulse Hill to Stockwell tube station. They count the CCTV cameras and are dumbfounded at how CCTV footage from the day has gone missing or does not exist. Jean’s mother Maria Otone de Menezes tells the press "Those who killed my son, as much as the police chief who is responsible for the whole team, should be punished. I want the police responsible to be taken to justice. He was a hard-working boy. When the police took his life, they took my life as well."

OCTOBER 2005

10th
Jean’s parents officially launch their family campaign with a packed public meeting of over 250 people at the London School of Economics with Bianca Jagger, Gareth Pierce, Matthew Taylor MP and a representative on behalf of Irene Khan, the Secretary General of Amnesty International.

11th
Jean’s family visit numerous MP’s in Parliament and ask them for support for their campaign.

25th
The family campaign takes part in the annual United Friend and Family Campaign demonstration in solidarity with other families who have had relative die in police custody. Alex Pereira and Partricia Armarni, Jean’s cousins, join families outside of Downing St to protest at the lack of prosecutions and justice coming out of previous police killings.

NOVEMBER 2005

16th
It is revealed that dum-dum bullets were allegedly used in Jean’s killing. Dum-dum bullets burst on impact to increase injuries and are prohibited in warfare under international treaties. The family campaign reacts with shock and anger stating that if this is true, it add’s to the case for Jean’s death being unlawful.

25th
The family campaign organises a fundraiser party with the Peace-Not-War collective at JAMM in Brixton

28th
It is revealed that the Home Secretary will approve a separate investigation by the IPCC into the conduct of Sir Ian Blair following the killing of Jean Charles by police forces at Stockwell tube station on 22nd July 2005. The request for an investigation follows a letter of complaint from the Menezes family to the IPCC claiming that Ian Blair had misled the family and the public immediately after Jean's death. This second investigation by the IPCC has since been dubbed “Stockwell 2”

JANUARY 2006

7th
To commemorate what would have been the 28th birthday of Jean Charles, the family campaign held a special Memorial Mass St Anne's Church, London

22nd
To mark the passing of 6 months since Jean’s killing, the family campaign hold a public vigil at Stockwell tube station MARCH

8th
Jean’s cousins in London meet with the President of Brazil Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva at the end of his UK state visit and ask for his help in their struggle for justice. Lula privately tells them he will do all he can to help them find out the truth.

13th
It emerges that Metropolitan police chief Sir Ian Blair secretly recorded the conversation with the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith and the chair of the IPCC Nick Hardwick regarding Jean’s killing. Commentators agreed that this was unconstitutional, unethical and quite possible unlawful and there are further calls for Blair to resign.

14th
The IPCC announced that the first part of the inquiry, known as "Stockwell 1" had been completed and recommendations were passed on to the Metropolitan Police Authority and Crown Prosecution Service, but the report could not be made public until all legal processes have concluded.

17th
It emerges that in evidence to the IPCC, Deputy Assitant Commisoner Brian Paddick had stated that a member of Sir Ian's private office team believed that an innocent man had been killed on the afternoon of July 22nd contrary to the official line taken at the time.

JUNE 2006

5th
Police shoot a man in a near fatal attack and assault a family in another botched anti-terrorism operation. The shot man, Mohammed Abdul Kahar, aged 23, was shot only 1inch away from his left lung.

16th
The Inquest into Jean’s killing re-opens at Southwark Coroners Court. The family of Jean express their frustration at he slow pace of the CPS investigations and asks the Coroner to put pressure on the CPS for a speedy conclusion to their decision on whether or not to prosecute officers.

18th
The family campaign show support for victims of Forest gate shooting by attending a demonstration led by the families of Abul Koyair and his injured brother Mohammed Abdul Kahar. Alex Pereira and Patricia Armani, Jean’s cousins, speak at the demonstration and demand that the officers responsible for this shooting should be prosecuted, warning that yet another innocent life could have been lost."

Source: Justice4Jean
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

17 Jul 2006, 13:59 #7

Latest news on the investigations
Updated 5.07.06

Following Jean’s killing on the 22nd July 2005 a series of legal processes have started and the campaign’s activity is currently waiting for several of these processes to come to a conclusion.

Our campaign is concerned at the length of time it is taking for the relevant bodies to complete their investigations. These unnecessarily lengthy time delays cause the family increased grief as the truth about Jean’s killing remains hidden and also means that a shoot to kill policy remains in place with no public or parliamentary scrutiny as to its necessity or legality.

The following outlines the processes that have taken place since Jean’s killing and the various bodies involved

1. Stockwell 1 & the Independent Police Complaints Commission
2. The Crown Prosecution Service
3. Stockwell 2 & the Independent Police Complaints Commission
4. The Inquest
5. Public Inquiry


‘Stockwell 1 ’ & the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
Following the death of Jean Charles the case was referred, following a controversial 6-day delay, to the IPCC who investigated the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Jean. The purpose of the investigation is to consider whether any police officer should be charged with any criminal or disciplinary offence for Jean’s killing.

The investigation was completed in February 2006. However the report of the investigation was not be made public at this stage, but was forwarded to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to consider whether any police officer (or other person) should be charged with a criminal offence arising from Jean’s death. The IPCC made recommendations in the report about whether criminal charges should be brought and the CPS is currently deciding whether to act upon them.

The family campaign believes that there is a great public interest in allowing sections of the IPCC report to be made public, such as the Shoot-to-kill policy, its application, guidelines and legality.

The Crown Prosecution Service (the CPS)
The CPS has had the IPCC report since February and is still deliberating over whether any officers will face criminal charges for killing Jean.

If the CPS decides to charge officers, there will be criminal trials of those officers. This is on the assumption that the lawyers representing those charged do not make successful representations that there is not enough evidence to prosecute (as has happened recently in the Harry Stanley case).

As long as criminal trials are pending, the IPCC investigation will not be made public as it could interfere with the fair trials of those people charged.

This means it could be years before anyone is given access to what really happened on the 22nd July 2005. Our campaign finds this outrageous and is struggling to put pressure on the CPS for a speedy a decision, as we believe this case has strong public interest application.

Stockwell 2 – The investigation of the cover up
As a result of the misleading statements given by police officers in off-the-record briefings to journalists and the apparent attempts by senior figures in the Metropolitan police including Sir Iain Blair, Metropolitan Police Commissioner to cover up what actually happened on 22nd July, the Menezes family have lodged a separate complaint to the IPCC. This is currently being investigated, though again, the delay in its conclusion is highly worrying. It has been reported in some parts of the media that senior officers have been two busy to comply with IPCC investigators.

The Inquest
If the CPS decides not to prosecute any officer, then normally the next stage would be for an Inquest to be held. The purpose of the inquest would be to inquire into the circumstances that led to Jean-Charles’ death. At an inquest, a coroner convenes a jury who listens to evidence with the aim of reaching a verdict on the killing such as whether it was an “accident” or if it was an “unlawful killing”. At an Inquest, juries are not allowed to consider questions of criminal or civil liability with regards to any individual witnesses, although they can now consider whether the death resulted from a failure of systems.

‘Interested persons’ can be represented at an inquest, and in this case would be likely to include the Metropolitan police service, the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Police Federation (representing individual officers) as well as the family of Jean.

Following an inquest, if further evidence emerges, it may be possible to reconsider whether any criminal prosecutions should follow.

Public Inquiry
The family campaign waits and hopes that the IPCC investigation will be thorough and transparent, leading to criminal and disciplinary charges against all those responsible for Jean Charles’ death (not only officers who pulled the trigger on the day but also those responsible for implementing the policy that lead to his death). However, there is also concern about the limits on the remit of the IPCC and the delay in it being able to start it’s investigation.

It is not clear whether and to what extent the IPCC or an inquest could examine the origins and legality of a ‘shoot to kill’ policy. This policy which lead to Jean’s death raises significant political and constitutional issues which must be examined.

Also, as the IPCC was unable to start its investigation until 6 days after Jean’s killing, the family campaign are concerned that vital evidence could have been tampered with or destroyed during this time. There is already missing CCTV footage from Stockwell tube station and we do not know what else may have been ‘lost’.

As a result, should the IPCC report not fully investigate all the issues pertinent to the case and because of the limitations to the remit of inquest proceedings, it may be necessary for a full public enquiry so that the broader issues and implications can be fully explored.

The campaign believes that any such public inquiry should be a full judicial public inquiry ordered by the Home Secretary (with legal representation for the family) so as to ensure that all the facts surrounding the circumstances of Jean’s death are brought into the public domain. This should include a focus on the ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ policy, its guidelines, its application and the circumstances in which it was operated on 22nd July. The inquiry should also include an investigation into the handling by the Metropolitan police of the facts relevant to the case since Jean’s death and the misinformation and lies that were circulated in public.

Source: Justice4Jean
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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