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Are PC Karl Bartlett and Simon Hardwood symptoms of a failing police force?

PC Karl Bartlett has been spared prison. The 42-year-old copper head-butted a 14-year-old boy and manhandled him into the side of a parked car. The lad was left with “unquantifiable emotional injuries”. It was a “disgraceful incident of gratuitous violence”.

The  boy was in a car being driving by Lee Rosier, who was using his mobile phone. Both wer forcibly removed from their car.

PC Karl Bartlett is an officer with the Territorial Support Group. That’s the militia-styled Territorial Support Group. PC Simon Hardwood was in the TSG. He pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 protests in 2009. He hit him with a baton. Ian Tomlonson died. He was unlawfully killed. Hardwood used “excessive and unreasonable force”.

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Posted: 2nd, April 2012 | In: Reviews | Comments (11)