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Tomlinson injustice

On 17 September, the Metropolitan police finally fired the police officer who hit passerby Ian Tomlinson with a baton and pushed him to the ground during protests against the G20 in London in April 2009.

Despite the fact that a inquest jury found in May 2011 that Ian Tomlinson had been unlawfully killed by a police officer, PC Simon Harwood was found not guilty of manslaughter in July.

Despite being sacked, Harwood will keep his police pension.

Topics: Trials | Repression | Police