'No action' for Menezes officers
Friday December 21, 2007
No Metropolitan Police officers will face disciplinary action
over the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) earlier cleared
11 of the 15 officers involved in the case.
It has now ruled that the other four senior officers, including
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, will face no further
Mr de Menezes' cousin said the decision was "a scandal"
and should have been delayed until after the inquest.
Vivian Figuierdo said: "It is entirely premature for the
IPCC to do this before an inquest where vital evidence about the
actions of these officers could come to light.
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"Sadly we have come to expect this from the IPCC - they
have done nothing to hold the police to account for the killing
of an innocent man."
'No personal culpability'
Ms Dick was the commanding officer on 22 July 2005 when Mr de
Menezes was killed.
The three other senior officers were identified as Silver, Trojan
84 and Trojan 80.