Menezes officers to return to duty

Two police firearms officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes have been cleared to resume "full operational duties", the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

Scotland Yard said that the decision to lift the restrictions placed on the two officers following the shooting after the Crown Prosecution Service decided that no individual officers should face any criminal proceedings over the shooting.

The decision had been made following "due consideration of all available information".

The officers will resume active duty as members of the Metropolitan Police's specialist CO19 firearms unit.

Mr Menezes, 27, was shot dead at Stockwell Tube station after he was mistaken for a suicide bomber. The Brazilian electrician was shot seven times in the head by anti-terror police.

A spokesperson from the Justice4Jean campaign said that Mr Menezes' family were "very, very upset" at the decision.


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