Police officer who beat Ian Tomlinson in courtTagged as: g20 ian_tomlinson police repression
The family of Ian Tomlinson arrived in court today to hear the case against the police officer, PC Simon Harwood, who was seen to attack him face charges for no reason. THis all happened during the demonstartion against the G20 who were meeting in London in April 2009. The court heard the excuses the police made for why they were hitting people over the head so often which would have been laughable if it weren't so tragic.
The court was shown CCTV of the day that flatly countered the statements of the policeman, who claimed the protesters were surrounding him and he had to defend himself. Anyone who has seen the footage can see this is bogus, he was lashing out at anyone that looked like a protester.
The trail is set to continue for weeks, more to come...