Thursday, July 22, 2010

Police not charged over G20 death

Police will not be charged for attacking and killing a newspaper seller during protests against the G20 in London

An officer who was filmed pushing a man to the ground during the G20 protests will not face charges over his death.Ian Tomlinson, 47, died minutes after being caught up in the clashes on 1 April 2009 in the City of London.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer said there was no realistic prospect of conviction.The incident and its aftermath was caught on video. read more

The first police account that he died from a heart attack was confirmed by a pathologist, Freddy Patel, in the initial postmortem.But a second postmortem, conducted on behalf of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), found Tomlinson died from internal bleeding.

I wonder what you do have to capture on film before the Police are brought to account. They murder a young brazillian in the Tube and no charges and now this..shocking!

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