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  • Friday, September 30, 2005

    A lot of evidence can be destroyed in 5 or 6 days

    It took 5 to 6 days before the Met Police finally relinquished control for a probe into the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The BBC has this report, which takes a look at a letter from the Met police, claiming that their anti terror investigation had to take priority:

    The investigation into the shooting "will be carried out by the Met's own Directorate of Professional Standards", Sir Ian writes. "This investigation will be rigorous but subordinate to the needs of the counter-terrorism operation.
    In other words, the police were originally intending to cover up for their crimes. Remember those reports of the police wiping the CCTV tapes? Here's one for you, from the Independent, if you've forgotten:
    Police officers and station managers were at odds last night over the existence of crucial CCTV-footage of the shooting of a Brazilian man wrongly suspected of being a suicide bomber.
    And another, from the Guardian:
    Sources at the RMT union, which represents tube workers, were puzzled by claims that the CCTV had failed. Normal procedure is that the tapes are replaced every 24 hours and kept for 28 days. Every tape is replaced with a new one at about 2am. Its details are logged and checked and kept on file for 28 days.
    It seems that the police didn't consider it a priority to investigate Jean Charles de Menezes's murder, but they certainly considered it a priority to wipe those CCTV tapes. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

    2 Comments:

    At 10/08/2005 02:02:00 pm, Blogger Jez said...

    hey! that's my pet current scandal(-;

     
    At 10/08/2005 05:43:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Nothing for their ilk like knocking off a darkie... except maybe covering it up...

     

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