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De Menezes quotes

Issue No. 2132

“I heard them say, ‘This is definitely our man’.”
Charlie 2, one of the firearms officers who shot Jean Charles de Menezes, claiming that surveillance officers identified Jean Charles as a target

“There was no identification from grey [surveillance] team at any time.”
Ken, a surveillance officer

“Did officer Charlie 12 shout the words ‘armed police’ at Mr de Menezes before firing?”
Coroner’s question to the jury

The jury’s response

“[Cressida Dick] said he shouldn’t be allowed to get on the train, and I think the words she used was ‘at all costs’.”
Detective Superintendent Mark Lewindon, officer in Scotland Yard control room

“No I did not, sir.”
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, responding to a direct question at the inquest asking if she had said that Jean Charles should not be allowed to get on the train

“What we have learnt from the accounts of the tragic events that day reminds us all of the extremely demanding circumstances under which the police work to protect us from further terrorist attack.”
Jacqui Smith, the home secretary, defending the police after the verdict

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Mon 15 Dec 2008, 19:00 GMT
Issue No. 2132
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