Death of an innocent man
More leads today on the leaked information suggesting the Metropolitan Police bungling the operation which resulted in the shooting dead of an innocent man suspected of being a tube bomber.
Jean Charles de Menezes was repeatedly shot through the head at point blank range whilst being held down by another undercover officer. It looks like a very deep mess for police and has sparked calls for Commissioner Sir Ian Blair to resign.
We have asked for an interview but unsurprisingly, the Scotland Yard press office is declining all bids just now.
Further, the Yard has admitted in a statement that they wanted the Police Complaints investigation to be delayed into this shooting, but that had been overruled by Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary. We'll have more as we get it.
Nice to know AT's not surprised that no interviews are forthcoming from the people that shouted 'Yay! We shot a terrorist!' minutes after de Menezes murder and who now hide behind unaccountable silences, non-appearances and placatory press releases.
Like a phoenix from a fire the signal has, to some degree, appeared in among the noise surrounding the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes.
They shot an innocent man and then tried to delay the IPCC investigation.
Clarke, for once, did something right.
Interesting also to note how news stories are saying that Ian Blair was 'wrong' in his statements when, in fact, he lied.