They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Stockwell shooting: Special Branch charged with framing colleagues

independent: The damning charge: who faked logbook after Stockwell killing?

In a nondescript office at the London headquarters of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), a member of its special crime division has spent the past four weeks poring through pages of evidence detailing the blunders that led police to gun down an innocent man.

The level of secrecy surrounding the investigation is so great that the CPS will not even officially release the name of the lawyer who will decide if officers should be prosecuted over the killing of 27-year-old Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell Tube station last year.

Senior CPS sources, however, have confirmed that the report presented to them by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) last month does allege that police tried to fake evidence relating to the killing.

This allegation, that Special Branch officers involved in the bungled operation tried to implicate their own colleagues in his death by altering an official log, is now central to the case against police. Read more