Two top Brazilian officials met with London police to find out how and why officers killed a Brazilian man mistaking him for a suicide bomber.
Pressure has mounted on London's Metropolitan Police and its chief, Commissioner Ian Blair, over allegations of serious failings in the lead-up to Jean Charles de Menezes' death on a subway train. The shooting occurred in July, at a time of high security in the British capital following two terrorist attacks An inquest into the Tube shooting death of innocent Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes was reopening Tuesday as Brazilian officials continued their inquiries in Britain.
Two Brazilian legal officials are looking into the circumstances surrounding the killing of the 27-year-old, who was shot seven times in the head by anti-terror officers after apparently being mistaken for a bomber.
As Pravda.ru reported earlier this day, last night, Wagner Goncalves of the Federal Prosecutor's Office and Marcio Pereira Pinto Garcia of the Ministry of Justice met Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair, who has come under pressure over the July 22 shooting at Stockwell Tube station in south London.
The Brazilian officials are expected to meet representatives from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), possibly later Tuesday.
CNN's Mallika Kapur says the officials are seeking answers to the many questions they have about the electrician's death.
As Pravda.ru noted earlier, Wagner Goncalves, of Brazil's federal prosecutor's office, and Marcio Pereira Pinto Garcia, of its ministry of justice, flew to the UK on Monday to look into the circumstances surrounding the killing of the 27-year-old electrician.