We shall never forget
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Thursday October 07, 2010 13:51 by CW
Up-date about the on-going insults following top of malicious murder
Earlier this year Bristol Class War held a couple of local protests in solidarity with the Tomlinson family. To protest at Ian’s death at police hands and in support of his family due to the lack of justice they’ve received and at the continual insults they have to battle against which are thrown at them by the establishment.
The protests were at CPS offices Bristol (Froomsgate House) and outside Trinity Road cop shop.
PC Simon Harwood the cop now known to of assaulted Ian Tomlinson minutes before he died may now be dismissed from the police force before Christmas.
But before we all cheer or at least relax thinking that the cops may actually be interested in justice read on…
This is infact a political ‘fix’. While it is agreed beyond all reasonable doubt that this bullying little shit did attack Ian Tomlinson it has been unable to bring criminal charges because of legal technicalities. This much we already know.
In a strange twist to this sorry tail of yet another case of police brutality both Ian’s family AND the sick supporters of Harwood agree that court action should be taken to stop a police disciplinary hearing taking place before an inquest into Ian’s death has taken place.
Ian’s family are known to be heartedly livid by the first ruling, i.e. lack of criminal prosecution of Harwood. It appears they believe that an inquest maybe the best chance of justice and holding the police to account.
Some believe Harwood will appear before a police disciplinary board shortly. The charge being gross misconduct. If found guilty then it’d be very bad for the little piece of shit.
He’ll be sacked.
The inquest is not due til May 2011 at best. Top porkers whine they do not want to wait that long and want to be seen to be acting responsibly and despite it all Harwood is still on full pay while suspended these last 18 months.
But in truth the top porkers will not want one of theirs appearing at an inquest in full Metropolitan Police Officer’s uniform. Its about damage limitation and not justice.
So the cops continue to add insult to the grave injury. Ian’s son, Paul King said, “I can see how it would look nice for the police if the officer turned up to the inquest in his civilian cloths.”
It is widely anticipated the inquest, if held in a fair and just manner will be enormously difficult for the bullying, murdering scum that is Harwood along with the lice – oh sorry- forgot the po in that! Oh well…
Questions in public about conduct, training, objectives, leadership etc.
Meanwhile it is reported Harwood’s sick supporters whine, “This will be unfair on the little orifice. It’s unfair to put him before the discipline board before the inquest. The SPG didn’t have to do this when they, sorry, when Blair Peach was killed – I mean died!”
“The proper place for the facts to come out is in the inquest. It is very difficult for our boy to give a full account at a discipline board. His legal team will have to seriously consider a challenge.”
What’s the betting it’ll be on ‘ ill health’ grounds?
Jules Carey, solicitors for the Tomlinson family said: "If the Metropolitan Police are determined to hold misconduct proceedings before the inquest has determined the cause of Ian Tomlinson's death, then they are effectively ruling out the possibility of the officer facing misconduct charges relating to his death."
"Clearly I shall need to advise Ian's family about their legal options to challenge any decision by the MPS to proceed with misconduct proceedings ahead of inquest."
In July the Crown Prosecution Service announced PC Harwood could not face criminal charges because it believed clashing medical evidence made it unlikely that a jury would convict him of manslaughter.
The CPS has said it would reconsider the decision not to prosecute after the results of the inquest in case any new evidence emerges.
One pathologist said Tomlinson, 47, died from a heart attack, but two other pathologists later separately concluded that he had died of internal bleeding as a result of blunt force trauma.
The CPS's view clashes with that of an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which concluded there was sufficient evidence to charge the officer with manslaughter.