Two years ago British police executed Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year old Brazilian electrician. He was killed in a subway car by counterterrorism police days after London's subway bombings.
De Menezes was shot, in the head, seven times. They blew his head off.
At the time the London cops explained said the man's bulky clothing and panicked manner led officials to believe he was a suicide bomber.
It was subsequently revealed that de Menezes wasn't wearing bulky clothing nor had he run or resisted arrest. The whole story that he'd basically brought this on himself was simply untrue, a ruse made up to take heat off the cops.
An inquiry into the shooting ruled out any prosecution of the officers involved. The commander of the unit has since been promoted.