PC Simon Harwood is due to appear in court tomorrow accused of killing Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests that took place in the City of London on 1 April 2009..
Mr Tomlinson collapsed and died on the fringes of the demonstrations having been assaulted by a police officer, identified as Harwood. He will appear before City of Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with manslaughter.
Keith Starmer , the Director of Public Prosecutions charged Pc Harwood over the death after reviewing an inquest jury's unlawful killing verdict. He has originally considered that there was no case to answer until new medical evidence at the inquest helped change his mind.
The footage taken by New York businessman Christopher La Jaunie that shows Harwood assaulting Tomlinson is well known. Had it not been for La Jaunie then Harwood almost certainly would not have faced trial.
Let’s see what happens. I would be surprised if Harwood is not found guilty and imprisoned