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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:38 PM
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Ian Tomlinson inquest hears barrister accuse G20 officer of lying on oath
Source: The Guardian

The police officer who pushed and struck Ian Tomlinson shortly before his death was accused of lying under oath after stating that the newspaper seller had been "almost inviting a physical confrontation" at the G20 protests.

Giving evidence to the Tomlinson inquest for the third and final day, PC Simon Harwood initially told the jury that the father of nine had been defiantly obstructing a police line. Tomlinson, 47, collapsed and died moments after the confrontation near the Bank of England on 1 April 2009.

Harwood initially maintained he had not pushed Tomlinson from behind despite video footage that showed he did. His insistence that Tomlinson did not have his back turned when he struck him prompted Matthew Ryder QC, for the Tomlinson family, to accuse him of giving "absurd" testimony.

"The problem is that we have video of that day when you were there," Ryder said. "That is rubbish, I suggest to you, PC Harwood, and you know it." The police officer replied: "I was there and I saw what I saw."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/06/ian-tomlinson-...
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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:05 PM
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1. thank you for update
this was such a shameful act by the police. I hope the police will be held accountable.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:20 PM
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2. The evidence stares them in the face and law enforcement still deny the truth.
Doesn't say much for the integrity of police.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:27 PM
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4. That video has been up on youtube since this began
Does this asshole really expect anybody to believe he hasn't already seen it?
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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:55 PM
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5. I read an article last night that had another cop's testimony.
He said the two of them were doing paperwork when the death was reported and the video was shown on the television and Harwood said something like Oh god, that's me. Lying fuck needs to spend the rest of his life locked up where he can't hurt anyone else!
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:24 PM
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3. That cop pretty much defines the word "pig"
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 10:26 PM by Downtown Hound
What an arrogant, lying, subhuman piece of shit. I hope he gets the book thrown at him. Since this is England I'd say there's a chance. In America they'd give him a medal and praise for a job well done.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:05 AM
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6. There is at least one more person that should be removed from law enforcement along with this one.
The police chief for allowing these crooks to be in power of authority. And anyone else that allowed this to happen. And prohibited from ever serving in law enforcement.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:55 AM
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7. The videos confirmed
that Ian Tomlinson posed no threat whatsoever.

New Footage Of Mr Ian Tomlinson shown in court is now released 290311 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5J3vLL5Rk

Evidence of How Ian Tomlinson Died IPCC Wanted to Ban G20 Footage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3mStPPCXyU
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