The Metropolitan Police Commissioner's concerns in this letter are interesting. It was written two hours after the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes. At that point, based on what the Metropolitan Police were saying in public, he should still have been expecting praise for his officers, not legal trouble. The Commissioner has claimed that, at that point, he was not aware that the public statements about "bulky clothing" and "suspicious behaviour" were untrue. So why the concern?
The really interesting question is what happened during the period Sir Ian succeeded in preventing the IPCC from obtaining access to the scene. Might it have anything to do with the mysterious absence of CCTV footage from certain cameras?
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