By now most of you will have seen the shocking YouTube footage (see below) of PC Simon Harwood, (45) hitting innocent Ian Tomlinson with a baton and pushing him to the ground during the G20 protest that took place in London in April 2009.
Tomilinson later collapsed and died of internal injuries in hospital.
Ian Tomilinson was just walking along, minding his own business and wasn’t a threat to anyone. But the clear video evidence showing the jury this was over looked because today they cleared PC Simon Harwood of manslaughter.
*shaking my head*
Via The Daily Mail
Harwood denied manslaughter on the grounds that he used reasonable force.
Members of Mr Tomlinson’s family sobbed in the public gallery at Southwark Crown Court as the verdict was given today, as did Mr Harwood’s wife. The jury of seven women and five men took 18 hours and 45 minutes to clear him.
The not guilty verdict was ‘a joke’, Ian Tomlinson’s stepson said.
Speaking outside court, Paul King said: ‘In April 2009, along with everyone else, we saw the shocking video of Ian being violently assaulted by PC Harwood, just minutes before he died.
‘After the unlawful killing verdict at the inquest last year, we were expected to hear a guilty verdict, not a not guilty verdict. It really hurts.
‘But it’s not the end, we’re not giving up on justice for Ian.
‘There has to be one more formal and final answer to the question: who killed Ian Tomlinson? That will now be pursued in the civil courts.’
He added: ‘The last three years have been an uphill battle, we’ve had to deal with many obstacles, setbacks and emotions on the way.
‘It’s been very hard to keep going and we took strength and support from everyone, from the public.’
PC Harwood made no comment as he left the court. Continue Reading….
Those beasts always win in the end. They have been winning for DECADES. His poor grieving family will be left fighting to overturn this verdict for the rest of their days.
Rest In Peace Ian Tomilinson.