Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simon Harwood trial: (4). Case involves discredited pathologist Dr. Freddy Patel. Harwood was making an example of Tomlinson, court told. The Guardian.

STORY: "Simon Harwood was making an example of Ian Tomlinson, court hears: "Witness who filmed police officer hitting 47-year-old who later died at G20 protests says Tomlinson was 'not posing any threat', published in the Guardian on June 20, 2012.

GIST: "Prosecutor Mark Dennis QC read La Jaunie's statement, which said: "Mr Tomlinson was not posing any threat to the officers prior to this, or aggravating them. "I had the impression that the officer was making an example of him." The businessman came forward with his footage after Tomlinson's family appealed for information, the court heard. Initially a pathologist found he had died of natural causes, having suffered a heart attack, but later reports suggested internal injuries led to his death."

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