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Emma B BS: Ian Tomlinson Officer not charged (41) RE: BS: Ian Tomlinson Officer not charged 22 Jul 10

It wasn't lost on me either that this news came out on the anniversary of the unlawful killing of Jean Charles de Menezes

I stand by what I said on the thread about Raoul Moat that the police, like all public servants, MUST be accountable for their actions whatever any apologists might declare.

Earlier this year, after a period of a mere 31 years, a previously secret report concluded that Blair Peach 'almost certainly' died after blow from member of special patrol group.

The 33-year-old teacher from New Zealand's skull was crushed by a single blow to the head during a protest against the National Front in Southall, west London, on the evening of 23 April 1979; no officers were ever charged over his death

In a Guardian report in April this year it was reprted -

"The Met agreed to release the documents last year in the aftermath of the death of Ian Tomlinson, a 47-year-old newspaper seller who died after being attacked by police at the G20 protests in London. The officer filmed striking Tomlinson was a member of the territorial support group, which replaced the disbanded SPG in 1987.

The Crown Prosecution Service is still considering whether to charge the officer with manslaughter."

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