Saturday, October 01, 2005

De Menezes tapes 'prove police lied'

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050929/ap_on_re_eu/britain_bombings

29 September 2005

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes, having watched videotapes of the shooting of Jean Charles, have said the tapes prove police lied about what happened.

De Menezes' brother, Giovani, said "The film showed that Jean did not have suspicious behavior. For sure they (police) lied to the family."

Harriet Wistrich, a lawyer representing the family, read a statement to reporters after Thursday's viewing of the videotapes.

"It was very distressing to see how completely relaxed and normal Jean Charles appeared, particularly in the light of statements made immediately after his death," the statement said.

Police and media reports had suggested that Menezes was acting suspiciously, wearing a bulky coat and had jumped the subway turnstile.

Images of the scene showed Menezes wearing a jean jacket. He was unarmed.

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