Shoot, identify and repent?
New Law Journal
I argued that the officers who shot Jean Charles de Menezes would be likely to escape prosecution for murder but should be liable in a civil suit. This would be so either because of the narrow test for "reasonable mistake" in self-defence in a suit for battery, or because there should be a duty of care in negligence to suspected terrorists to minimise the risk that it would be thought necessity to shoot them in order to prevent an atrocity.
|Title:||Shoot, identify and repent?|
|Additional information:||Cited by Professor Steele in the Modern Law Review, and by Gillespie in The English Legal System (OUP, 2007)|
|Keywords:||de Menzes shooting, crime prevention, civil liability, battery, negligence|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws|
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