The fatal police shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes: Is anyone responsible?

Ian Gordon, Seumas Miller

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


This chapter explores the operational policing context and ethical issues surrounding the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005 by members of the Metropolitan Police in London. Section I (authored by Ian Gordon) focuses on the operational context and the actual shooting incident itself, section II (authored by Seumas Miller) analyses the key issue of moral responsibility for the fatal shooting by police of an innocent person wrongly suspected of being a terrorist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShooting to kill
Subtitle of host publicationSocio-legal perspectives on the use of lethal force
EditorsSimon Bronitt, Miriam Gani, Saskia Hufnagel
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781782250425, 9781782250432
ISBN (Print)9781849462921
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameOñati international series in law and society


Dive into the research topics of 'The fatal police shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes: Is anyone responsible?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this