De Menezes

Los agentes involucrados en la muerte del Brasileño De Menezes no serán acusados por la fiscalía inglesa.

Nobody is to be held personally accountable for the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes after the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was insufficient evidence to charge any of the officers involved

Sin embargo, la policia metropolitana si va a ser acusada bajo las leyes de Seguridad y Salud

Instead the office of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner is to be prosecuted under health and safety laws over the death of the Brazilian electrician, who was shot shot seven times in the head by anti-terror officers at Stockwell Tube station in south London on July 22 last year after being mistaken for a suicide bomber.

¿Por qué no va a ser acusado ningún policia?

Stephen O’Doherty, from the CPS’s Special Crime Division, said today that they had considered charges of murder, manslaughter and forgery, but there was not enough evidence to bring a prosecution against any of the individual police officers involved in the fatal shooting.

He said that he was convinced the officers who fired the shots did so believing that Mr de Menezes was a suicide bomber who was about to detonate a bomb and kill “many people”.

Básicamente, porque los policías que dispararon contra De menezes pensaban que era un terrorista que iba a matar a muchos.

He said: “In order to prosecute those officers, we would have to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that they did not honestly and genuinely hold those beliefs.

“In fact, the evidence supports their claim that they genuinely believed that Mr de Menezes was a suicide bomber and therefore, as we cannot disprove that claim, we cannot prosecute them for murder or any other related offence.”

Sin embargo, señala que existieron una serie de errores en cadena que tuvieron como resultado la trágica muerte de De Menezes.

“I concluded that while a number of individuals had made errors in planning and communication, and the cumulative result was the tragic death of Mr de Menezes, no individual had been culpable to the degree necessary for a criminal offence.

“But I am satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the Office of Commissioner of Police for an offence under sections three and 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 of failing to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Jean Charles de Menezes on July 22 2005.”

Con lo cual la policia londinense va a ser acusada de la muerte de De Menezes y se espera una multa e indemnización millonaria.

Este es el resultado de una comisión de investigación independiente. Y no puedo estar mas de acuerdo con sus conclusiones.

Toda la noticia en The Times:

De Menezes verdict


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