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Scotsman.com News - I will not resign over fatal shooting says Met Commissioner

LONDON'S police chief has dismissed demands for his resignation after his force was found guilty of breaking health and safety laws in the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes.

Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said it was a one-off incident on an "extraordinary day" and that no individual was to blame. "Sometimes that's what happens,"....

Yep, seven dumdum bullets at point blank range into the head can be interpreted as an offence against health and safety, but accidents happen so don't blame me seems to be his attitude.

Notes to Editors

1. Section 2(1) of the HSW Act states: "It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health safety and welfare at work of all his employees."

2. Section 37(1) of the HSW Act states: " Where an offence... committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate or a person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well as the body corporate shall be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly."

3. The maximum penalty in the Crown Court for contravention of Section 2 and 37 of the HSW Act is an unlimited fine.

But not for one of the Government's own; taking responsibility, being personally culpable, doing the decent thing, these terms simply don't compute....

Comments

Innocent man, shot in the face 5 times.

Breach of Health and Safety at work.

Yes, I can see how that works...

Utterly ridiculous. How about the commissioner gets shot 5 times in the face while going about his daily business - there would be hell to pay. I am truly disgusted by this country.

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