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Yes. Yes, it did come up. Alan Brown was the assistant commissioner in overall charge of the operation. He started to talk about the fact that this person had been shot, and Andy Hayman interrupted him and said, "Yes, but we don't know -- we haven't established definitely what his identity is, we need to get DNA and other things", and that gave a very clear signal to me that Andy Hayman did not want that issue discussed further.

But the other point in terms of informing the Commissioner was it was the Commissioner's chief of staff and staff officer who told me, at an earlier meeting, five hours after the shooting, that the person was innocent. I could not believe in my wildest dreams that they would have told me that information and not told the Commissioner. So I also assumed that the Commissioner knew, at least what his staff officer and chief of staff had said.

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