British prosecutors Monday declined to seek criminal charges against two London police officers who shot and killed a Brazilian electrician last year after mistakenly identifying him as a suicide bomber.
Prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute the two officers, who were not publicly identified. But they said they would seek lesser charges against the Metropolitan Police as an organization for failing to safeguard the "health, safety and welfare" of Jean Charles de Menezes, 27. A conviction on that offense carries an unlimited fine for the department but no suspensions or other punishment for any individual, prosecutors said. [Link]
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