NEW MET POLICE CHIEF WAS TO BLAME FOR DE MENEZES MURDER

​22/02/17

Amber Rudd, British Home secretary has appointed Cressida Dick to the role of the London Met police Commissioner, the highest post in British policing.

In 2005, Cresssida Dick was in command of the failed operation that led to the killing by the Police of a innocent Brazilian man Jean Charles De Menezes at Stockwell tube station in London.

 The family of Jean Charles de Menezes said Cressida Dick’s part in the 2005 disaster meant she could not “command public confidence” as commissioner of the Metropolitan police.

In a letter to the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan (Who was on the interview panel for Met job) Patricia Armani da Silva, wrote on behalf of her family: “As a family, we have always felt that those at the highest level, the commissioner and those in operational command, should be held responsible for the mistakes and for the misinformation and lies that were told by the police.

“We cannot be expected to accept that the most senior police officer in the country, a post that is expected to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, to command public confidence and ultimately be responsible for ensuring that no police officer acts with impunity, be filled by someone that is clearly tainted by her failure to live up to any of those requirements.” 

“The IPCC [Independent Police Complaints Commission] investigation made strong criticisms of the command structure and the decision-making that took place that day.

“As a family, we have always felt that those at the highest level, the commissioner and those in operational command, should be held responsible for the mistakes and for the misinformation and lies that were told by the police.

“We cannot be expected to accept that the most senior police officer in the country, a post that is expected to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, to command public confidence and ultimately be responsible for ensuring that no police officer acts with impunity, be filled by someone that is clearly tainted by her failure to live up to any of those requirements.”

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