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De Menezes Family Compensation

By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The family of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian national shot dead by London police in 2005, has settled ongoing litigation and been awarded damages, the sum of which is officially not being disclosed; some sources however are claiming the payment amounts to around £100,000 pounds (US$166,000).

Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head by members of the Metro Police's armed CO19 unit at Stockwell tube station, in south London. An electrician, he was on his way to work when he boarded a train . . .

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