New complaints lodged against Met police over death of Ian Tomlinson during G20 protests

17May09

Ian Tomlinsonoriginally published: 8th May 2009

New complaints have been lodged about police involvement in the death of Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests, including concern that a City of London police officer may have allowed a dog to bite the newspaper vendor’s leg.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is already investigating an officer who struck Tomlinson with a baton and pushed him to the ground before he collapsed and died of internal bleeding. The officer, from the Metropolitan Police’s Territorial Support Group, has been suspended and interviewed about the incident under caution for manslaughter.

However, Tomlinson’s family announced they have submitted four new complaints to the IPCC relating to the actions of other officers in the vicinity on the evening of 1 April. At least 15 police officers were stood near to Tomlinson when he was attacked.

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