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  • Sunday, March 12, 2006

    Police leak De Menezes rape allegations

    It's understandable that the family of murdered Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes would be furious at the leaking of rape allegations by the police against Jean Charles de Menezes, given the timing. This report from today's Independent:

    Officers have contacted lawyers acting for the dead man's family to ask for permission to examine DNA samples taken after his death. These are understood to be held by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) which has been investigating the shooting and has also been contacted by the Metropolitan Police.

    The inquiry is in response to a call, more than six months after the Brazilian's death, from a rape victim who named Mr de Menezes as her attacker.

    Sources close to his family have reacted with fury to the allegations. They accuse the Metropolitan police of deliberately leaking the details of the rape inquiry in an attempt to deflect attention from the investigation into the shooting of Mr de Menezes, who was mistaken for a terrorist by armed officers.

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    2 Comments:

    At 3/12/2006 01:10:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    "They accuse the Metropolitan police of deliberately leaking the details of the rape inquiry in an attempt to deflect attention from the investigation into the shooting of Mr de Menezes, who was mistaken for a terrorist by armed officers."

    Hmmm. Seems obvious.

     
    At 3/13/2006 04:10:00 pm, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    Indeed, very timely wasn't it.

     

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