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Thread #138087 Message #3159717
Posted By: Fred McCormick
24-May-11 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Met PC to stand trial for manslaughter
Subject: BS: Met PC to stand trial for manslaughter
I've just heard on the lunchtime news that Pc Simon Harwood is to be tried for the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 demonstration in London in April 2009.
Coming so soon after the Stephen Lawrence breakthrough, this is welcome news indeed. I can remember a time when a case like that would never have come to court. Harwood's superiors would simply have patted him on the back and told him to be more careful in future.
Both cases indicate that the days when the Police were a law unto themselves are over.