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Probe into British Police Shooting Due by End of Year


An independent police panel in Britain says its probe into the fatal shooting of a Brazilian man by British police after the London subway bombings should be completed by the end of the year.

Britain's Independent Police Complaints Commission said Tuesday findings of the investigation into the death of 27-year-old Jean Charles de Menezes will not be published until all of the case proceedings are complete, including any punishments against the officers involved.

Monday, two senior Brazilian justice officials conferred in London with senior police officials about the probe.

British police shot and killed Mr. de Menezes July 22 on a London subway train - one day after four failed bombings on the city's transit system.

Police said the Brazilian man's suspicious behavior led them to believe he was a terrorist. But recent news reports have cast doubt on the official version.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.