Police apologize 'unreservedly' for death of man during G20 protests

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Police in London apologized "unreservedly" Monday to the family of a man who died after being struck by an officer during a G20 protest in 2009.

Cop acquitted in death in G20 protester

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- A London police officer was acquitted Thursday of killing a newspaper seller during the Group of 20 riots in the British capitol.

Police officer on trial for protest death

LONFON, England, June 19 (UPI) -- A police officer who allegedly killed an alcoholic bystander during the G20 riots in London went on trial Monday for manslaughter.

London officer charged with manslaughter

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- A London police officer was arraigned Monday on a manslaughter charge for allegedly killing a newspaper vendor during a 2009 demonstration.

Constable charged in vendor's '09 death

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- A British police officer who allegedly killed a man more than two years ago faces a manslaughter charge because of new evidence in the case, prosecutors said.

English pathologist revises post-mortem

LONDON, April 13 (UPI) -- A pathologist who ruled a man died of natural causes during protests in London revised his report after it was disputed by other experts, authorities say.

Constable could be charged in G20 death

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- A London police officer could be charged with manslaughter for knocking down a protester who died at demonstrations during the G20 summit.

Official questions autopsy in G20 death

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- David Howarth, a member of the British Parliament, says he has concerns regarding the post mortem examination of a man who died during the G20 protests.

Analysis: Police involved in man's death?

BERLIN, April 9 (UPI) -- A shocking video shows that the man who died during last week's G20 summit in London was hit from behind and thrown to the ground by a policeman in riot gear shortly before his death.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Scotland Yard: Video 'raises concerns'

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Amateur video shot during the Group of 20 summit protests in London showing police shoving a man who later died "raises concerns," Scotland Yard's chief says.

Man who died at G20 said hit by cops

LONDON, April 6 (UPI) -- A British man who died last week amid protests of the Group of 20 economic summit in London was hit by police with a baton, witnesses say.

Ian Tomlinson (1961/62 – 1 April 2009) was a British newspaper vendor who died in the City of London, London's financial district, during the 2009 G-20 London summit protests on his way home from work. A first postmortem indicated that he had suffered a heart attack because of coronary artery disease, and had died of natural causes.

His death became controversial a week later when The Guardian obtained video footage, taken by an investment fund manager from New York, showing that Tomlinson, who was not a protester, had been struck on the leg from behind by a police officer wielding a baton, then pushed to the ground by the same officer. The footage showed no provocation on Tomlinson's part, who at the time was walking along with his hands in his pockets.

After The Guardian published the video, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) began a criminal inquiry from which the police were removed. A second postmortem, ordered by the IPCC and Tomlinson's family, indicated that Tomlinson had died from an abdominal haemorrhage, the cause of which remains unknown. The officer in question has been interviewed on suspicion of manslaughter. A third postmortem was conducted at the request of his defence team, the results of which have not been released.

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