Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Simon Harwood trial. (3); (Case involves discredited pathologist Dr. Freddy Patel). Ian Tomlinson's last moments shown. The Guardian.

STORY: "Ian Tomlinson's last moments shown at trial of Simon Harwood: Jury sees footage tracing newspaper vendor's movements through City of London during G20 protests in 2009," by reporter Peter Walker published in the Guardian on June 19, 2012.

GIST: "Other witnesses recounted seeing Tomlinson fail to get out of the path of a police van driving slowly down a road shortly before his death. Colin Smith, who worked nearby, said he saw an officer shove or slap Tomlinson against a wall after he failed to respond to horn blasts from the van and then shouts. Addressing the jury on Monday, the prosecutor, Mark Dennis QC, said Harwood's actions amounted to "a gratuitous act of aggression" from an officer humiliated after losing his grip on the graffiti protester. Harwood, from Carshalton, Surrey, denies manslaughter. The trial continues."
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