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Britain's Home Secretary Backs London Police in Handling Terrorism Probe


Britain's Home Secretary Charles Clarke has expressed confidence in the way London's police commissioner and the police force have handled the controversy over the killing of an innocent man they wrongly suspected of being a terrorist.

Mr. Clarke told British Radio he is very happy with the way Commissioner Ian Blair and the police force are handling the inquiry into the July 22 incident in which officers mistakenly shot and killed Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes. He urged people not to pass judgment on the officers until an independent commission concludes its investigation.

Earlier, police confirmed they had reviewed their policy of using deadly force against suspected terrorists, but said they are making only minor adjustments.

Friday, a spokesman for the family of Mr. de Menezes accused Commissioner Blair of trying to stop an official probe into the shooting and again called for his resignation.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.
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