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Menezes: Did the police lie?

Jean Charles de Menezes was not lawfully killed as part of an anti-terrorist operation, a jury decided yesterday, rejecting the police account of how the Brazilian died as not to be trusted.

Menezes jury rejects police claim of lawful killing

A jury rejected the police account of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes as the Brazilian's family branded his inquest a "whitewash".

Menezes jury offered majority option

The coroner at the inquest of Jean Charles de Menezes said today he would accept a majority verdict.

Coroner rules de Menezes was not unlawfully killed by police

Inquest discounts verdict, saying the evidence does not justify such a decision

De Menezes coroner rules out unlawful killing verdict

The coroner at the inquest of Jean Charles de Menezes today ruled out a verdict of unlawful killing.

Leading article: Competent leadership badly needed

The scandal of the arrest of the Shadow immigration minister, Damian Green, continues to reverberate. Arresting MPs (not to mention raiding their offices in the House of Commons) is no small matter in a democracy. The affair must be treated with the highest seriousness by the Government. Before anything else we need an official statement detailing exactly what ministers knew before the raid went ahead. Otherwise, poisonous suspicions that the police have been used as a political tool will continue to fester.

De Menezes case 'unique', inquest told

Terrorism a former anti-terror chief admitted he "frankly did not know" how police could avoid shooting innocent people like the Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes.

Train driver fled as Menezes shot dead

A train driver who fled into a tunnel as police shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes believed firearms officers were terrorist "fanatics", an inquest heard today.

Menezes police were out of control, says witness

A woman sitting near Jean Charles de Menezes as he was shot dead told today how police were "out of control".

Menezes police 'were just having a laugh'

Armed police fired on Jean Charles de Menezes without shouting any warning, a witness told an inquest today.

Man shot by police shouted 'shoot me, shoot me'

A man who wielded several guns at police marksmen may have been attempting "suicide by cop", witnesses said today.

Police marksman: 'I thought we were going to die'

Firearms officer tells inquest of the moment he fired six shots into the head of innocent Brazilian on Tube train

Police marksman: 'I will have to live with this for the rest of my life. I am sorry'

De Menezes's mother listens as marksman relives the moment her son was shot dead

Family hear De Menezes marksman tell of shooting

A police marksman today recalled the moment he became convinced that Jean Charles de Menezes was a suicide bomber about to detonate his device.

De Menezes killer 'faced immeasurable danger'

One of the police marksmen who killed Jean Charles de Menezes told an inquest today he believed he was facing "immeasurable" danger that day.

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