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Ian Tomlinson Was Killed By A Rogue System: Harwood Is Just A Product

PC Simon Harwood, a member of the Metropolitan Police’s Territorial Support Group, used “excessive and unreasonable force” against Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests in London, a jury has decided, write Richard North.

Image: Paul King (centre), the son of Ian Tomlinson, and his widow Julia (2nd right) speak to the press after the inquest into Mr Tomlinson’s death was delivered as an unlawful killing.

To reach an unlawful killing conclusion, says The Guardian, the jury were required to have been satisfied to a higher burden of proof than the other possible verdicts, which could have been reached “on the balance of probabilities”. They had to be convinced “beyond reasonable doubt“, the same threshold used in criminal trials.

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Posted: 3rd, May 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (3)