G20 Is a fudged Post Mortem not also a criminal offence?
The IPCC has ordered a second postmortem examination, which aims to provide medical evidence as to what caused the death of the newspaper seller. The first attributed his death to natural causes. Guardian
It would seem impossible not to see the bruises from the baton. Or the impact of the fall.
And just as it is known that the police made many unprovoked attacks, yet only this one will be investigated because of a death, so then the question, how many fudged Post Mortems go on?
There is no longer a rule of law, everything is discretionary.
And an investigation and disciplinary action on the police might allay public concerns of less chance for repeat behaviour but isn’t the same true regarding post mortems?
Can someone high up make a nod and a whisper, and a murder is made to look like ‘natural causes’?
And other witnesses speak of a previous assualt on him (Ian Tomlinson):
Met faces claims he was attacked TWICE by riot police
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 6:44 PM on 08th April 2009
Several of the officers captured in camera footage as Ian Tomlinson was struck with a baton and pushed over have also yet to come forward, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.
The news comes as witnesses claimed riot police targeted the 47-year-old on two separate occasions.
The newspaper seller was manhandled by an officer 15 minutes before a colleague was videoed striking him with his baton before shoving him to the ground, it was alleged.
Photographer Anna Branthwaite claimed Mr Tomlinson was pushed to the ground and struck twice with a baton by another officer.
He was then dragged to his feet by the policeman who continued to push him along the street, she claimed.
Minutes later, a passer-by captured footage of Mr Tomlinson being felled by a police officer’s baton. It is not clear if the same officer was involved in both incidents.
The fresh allegations against riot police came as Scotland Yard faced being engulfed by a deepening crisis over Mr Tomlinson’s death.
Met chief Sir Paul Stephenson said that the video images ‘raise obvious concerns’.
It was also claimed this afternoon that riot officers twice charged G20 protesters trying to help the man who died after being shoved to the ground by an officer.
A third-year medical student who gave first aid to Ian Tomlinson after he collapsed told BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme how she stood over the stricken newspaper seller trying to protect him from rampaging police.
Lucy Apps told of the moment she spotted Mr Tomlinson lying in the street near the Bank of England.
The student said: ‘I saw him moving along but he was unsteady. He bumped into the edge of a doorway. He didn’t hit it very hard but he stopped and fell over.
‘I had him in the recovery position and someone phoned the ambulance. They told us to put him flat on his back.
‘I imagine they were about to tell us to do CPR but the police then charged the crowd again so I had to stand in front of him to stop him being trampled.
‘People were veering around him, so I went back to his side. Then the police charged again and began to force us away from him.
‘I refused to move and told them I was a medical student and that I saw him collapse, but they forced me away when I told them I didn’t know him.
‘The guy on the phone to the ambulance said to the police that the operator wanted to speak to them but the policeman refused and just moved us away.’
The revelations come after it was revealed the policeman who appeared to strike 47-year-old with his baton before shoving him to the ground, may face criminal charges. –Daily Mail–