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.
|Title of host publication||Shooting to kill|
|Subtitle of host publication||Socio-legal perspectives on the use of lethal force|
|Editors||Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani, Saskia Hufnagel|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781782250425, 9781782250432|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Oñati international series in law and society|
Gordon, I., & Miller, S. (2012). The fatal police shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes: Is anyone responsible? In S. Bronitt, M. Gani, & S. Hufnagel (Eds.), Shooting to kill: Socio-legal perspectives on the use of lethal force (pp. 216-237). (Oñati international series in law and society). Hart Publishing.