The jury at the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson on the day of the G20 protests in London two years ago has found that Mr. Tomlainson was unlawfully killed and that PC Simon Harwood used “excessive and unreasonable” force in striking him.
Mr Tomlinson, who was not taking part in the protests in London, posed no threat, the jury added.
Criminal proceedings could reopen against Pc Harwood after jurors ruled he acted illegally, recklessly and dangerously. Last year, the Crown prosecution Service said a decision not to pursue charges against Pc Harwood could be reviewed depending on the inquest findings.
The CPS said a “thorough” review would take place.
“It will take into account all of the evidence now available, including any new evidence that emerged at the inquest, the issues left by the coroner to the jury and the conclusions they reached.
“The review will be conducted as quickly as is compatible with the care and rigour required in a thorough exercise.”
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