Report into Stockwell killing urges surveillance shake-up

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Scotland Yard will be told to make radical changes to its handling of police surveillance operations in a new review of the Stockwell shooting.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has already sent prosecutors a file of evidence and a report into the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician shot seven times in the head after being mistaken for a terrorist. However, another dossier is being prepared which details the police failings that led to the killing of the 27-year-old on 22 July last year.

It is understood that this report, to be completed by March, will recommend a shake-up of how police react to critical response calls as well as an overhaul in the Met's system of radio communications.

A source close to the IPCC said: "This is not about us telling the police how to redo policy, but our viewson what went wrong that day and the changes that need to be made." The report will go to senior officers and the coroner, but is unlikely to be made public because it will contain security information .

More than 10 officers could face prosecution as a result of the shooting of Mr de Menezes.