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Brazil to Conduct Own Probe into Fatal London Subway Shooting


Brazil says it is sending a team of investigators to Britain next week to look into the killing of a Brazilian man who was fatally shot in the London subway last month after being mistaken for a terrorist.

The announcement Friday came some 24 hours after the head of the independent British panel investigating the death of Jean-Charles de Menezes said London Police Commissioner Ian Blair tried to stop the probe.

Police shot and killed Mr. de Menezes on a London subway July 22 saying he was acting suspiciously and ignored orders to stop running.

But Britain's ITV television, citing security video and witnesses, said Mr. de Menezes was behaving normally.

Commissioner Blair has rejected calls by Mr. de Menezes' lawyers and family for his resignation and denied allegations of a cover-up.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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