CO19

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CO19, formerly known as SO19, is the Specialist Firearm Command branch of the Metropolitan Police Service.[1]

Stockwell shooting

Two officers from CO19 shot dead Jean Charles De Menezes at Stockwell Underground station on 22 July 2005, in the mistaken belief that he was a suicide bomber.[2]

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Notes

  1. Central Operations Specialist Firearms Command (CO19), Metropolitan Police, accessed 2 January 2010.
  2. Stockwell One report, Independent Police Complaints Commission, p.9, accessed via BBC News website 2 January 2010.
  3. Central Operations Specialist Firearms Command (CO19), Metropolitan Police, accessed 2 January 2010.
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