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Policeman to face misconduct charge over G20 death | Activist News

Policeman to face misconduct charge over G20 death

November 29, 2010

LONDON (AFP) – A riot squad officer who struck a man and pushed him to the ground during last year’s London G20 protests was on Monday served with gross misconduct allegations by the police over his death.

Ian Tomlinson, 47, was filmed being hit with a baton and being pushed over by Police Constable Simon Harwood as he walked through demonstrations in the City of London financial district on April 1.

Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters had gathered ahead of the Group of 20 summit in London, attended by world leaders, but it turned violent and riot police were sent in.

Tomlinson, a newspaper seller who had a history of alcohol problems, collapsed and died minutes after being struck.

Prosecutors said in July this year they did not have enough evidence to bring criminal charges over the death, sparking outrage from Tomlinson’s family.

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