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

Ian Gordon, Seumas Miller

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    Abstract

    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
    Chapter10
    Pages216-237
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9781782250425, 9781782250432
    ISBN (Print)9781849462921
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameOñati international series in law and society

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    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.