Tuesday 3 May 2011

Unlawful killing verdict in Ian Tomlinson inquest

Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed by a police officer on 1 April 2009, according to the jury at the inquest into his death.

Ian Tomlinson was struck from behind by PC Simon Harwood during the G20 protests in the City of London.

This is a big victory for Ian's family and all those who have campaigned for justice.

After this decision, pressure must be put back on the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kier Starmer, who last July ruled that PC Harwood would not be prosecuted for manslaughter.

Despite the roadblocks left by the police, the IPCC, the CPS, the DPP and sections of the media, the jury came to its conclusion "beyond reasonable doubt".

Now we must continue to campaign for all those who have died after contact with police, and who have been denied justice for so long.

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