source: BBC News
published: 30 March 2016
The family of Jean Charles de Menezes has lost a human rights challenge over the decision not to charge any UK police officer for his fatal shooting.
The Brazilian was killed at London’s Stockwell Tube in 2005 by police who mistook him for a terror suspect. The decision that there was not enough evidence to prosecute anyone did not breach human rights laws, judges said.
His family, who had argued that the bar for prosecution should be lower, said they were “deeply disappointed”.Mr de Menezes, an electrician who was 27, was followed and shot in the head by police marksmen who mistook him for a suicide bomber.
The incident came amid heightened tensions two weeks after the 7 July London bombings – in which four suicide bombers killed 52 people – and one day after attempted bombings on the London public transport network.