Getting Away With Murder the death of Ian Tomlinson

“After 16 months of waiting, to hear nothing is being done is a complete joke. Today they gave us no hope. This experience has broken our family apart. The DPP has told us there was an unlawful act, yet no charges are to be brought. This is no justice – everyone has failed us.” – Ian Tomlinson’s son Paul King.

Ian Tomlinson, a 47 year old news-vendor was killed at the G20 protests in April 2009. His family have waited until now to find out what action the justice system was going to take. The Director of Public Prosecution Keir Starmer stated today (Thurs) that there would be no charges brought against any police officers involved in the death of Ian Tomlinson. This astonishingly bare faced whitewash prompted the director of INQUEST Deborah Coles to say “The eyes of the world will be looking on with incredulity as yet again a police officer is not facing any criminal charges after what is one of the most clear-cut and graphic examples of police violence that has led to death. This decision is a shameful indictment of the way police criminality is investigated and demonstrates a culture of impunity when police officers break the law. It follows a pattern of cases that reveal an unwillingness to treat deaths arising from the use of force by police as potential homicides”

The inquiry into Tomlinson’s death was deliberately botched- the pathologist who first examined him claimed that he had died of a heart attack, Dr Freddy Patel has now been suspended following irregularities in four other post-mortem examinations. Two other pathologists who examined the body found that he had died as a result of ‘blunt force trauma’. Incredibly the discrepancy between the first report and the second two was cited by Keir Starmer as one reason for not proceeding with criminal charges. The idea that the Met simply got a bent pathologist in as part of a cover up doesn’t seem to have occurred to him.

Of course there may never have been a second pathologists report if further evidence of Ian’s treatment at the hands of police hadn’t emerged. Footage of a man shuffling away from a line of police with his hands in pockets was given to the Guardian newspaper. It clearly shows a riot cop stepping up behind him , hitting him round the legs then pushing him over. Another perhaps more subtle thing the film shows is the absolute indifference of the other officers. They don’t even glance around, this is business as usual. And SchNEWS knows that this kind of casual dishing out of violence is completely normal for police in this situation. This time however it was caught on film.

The G20 protests were deliberately corralled in a ‘kettle ‘ around the Bank of England. As the day wore on the police became increasingly violent. What happened to Ian was, apart from its tragic consequences, an experience shared by many.

Immediately after the news of Tomlinson’s death surfaced the Met’s PR machine whirred into motion. We were told by a dutiful mainstream press that a man who had had no violent contact with cops had died of a heart attack while officers attempted to resuscitate him. Lies were spread that these life-saving public servants were under a hail of bottles hurled by a filthy anarchist mob. Despite the fact that the media should have learned their lesson during the Menezes affair, (see SchNEWS 508 | 647) once again they reported the lies verbatim.

The cop who struck Tomlinson and pushed him over has now been named as PC Simon Harwood, part of the Met’s Territorial Support Group (TSG). This is a specialised forced entry and public order unit of the Metropolitan Police– It was created the day after the notorious Special Patrol Group was disbanded in the wake of the death of Blair Peach, another man clubbed to death for being on the wrong demo at the wrong time, this time in 1979. The inquiry into his death has never been made public.

The TSG has gained its own share of infamy as the most macho and aggressive section of the most macho and aggressive police force in the UK. This is the same outfit that Sgt Delroy Smellie belongs to, caught on camera striking out at Nicola Fisher who was brandishing a carton of orange juice at the time. It is clear that a casual attitude to violence is endemic in the unit and others like it. A total of 283 TSG officers had been investigated over 547 allegations of misconduct during the year 2008-09. Of these, 159 allegations were of assault. It is of course extremely useful to those in power to have at their disposal these shock troops of repression and for them to be effective they must be guaranteed immunity from prosecution.

Legal manoeuvres have been used to shut down the family and the public’s access to information, the policy has transparently been to kick the investigation into the long grass. The delay in the decision to prosecute for manslaughter, has led to a situation where the time limit for a lesser charge has expired. The ‘Independent’ Police Complaints Commission have repeatedly refused to release footage on the grounds that it was being used in an ongoing prosecution. The same excuse has until now been used to rule out any public inquiry into his death. The IPCC also refused to take over the investigation until seven days after Ian’s death, leaving the forensic evidence to remain entirely in the Met’s hands.

Ian Tomlinson was murdered by the police – that is a fact. It doesn’t matter whether PC Simon Harwood actually wanted him to die.,The fact is they from the top to the rank and file were indifferent as to whether he lived or not. When Ian’s death was firmly laid at the Met’s door, the only consideration was how the force could get away with it. The surfacing of crucial footage, evidence of an unprovoked assault has at least has forced the inevitable cover-up to be be utterly implausible.

Ian’s death is probably the most high profile death at the hands of the police in recent years. However, deaths in custody and after other contacts with the police happen regularly, thirty last year and 65 in 2008 – No officer has ever been prosecuted for the death of a civilian caused in the line of duty.

“We feel like it wasn’t a full investigation from the beginning. It’s been a big cover-up and they’re incompetent. Why isn’t there an assault charge? We feel very let down, very disappointed. We expected a charge. It clearly shows our dad being assaulted by a police officer,” Paul King, Ian Tomlinson’s son.


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5 responses to “Getting Away With Murder the death of Ian Tomlinson

  1. It is one sorry thing to cover up the circumstances of a persons death. It becomes a completely different criminal story when the cover up is involving a blatant premeditated murder.! A Young Patient “Misdiagnosed because of lies told to medics by uniformed thugs who had made a terrible mistake. Mistaken the young man for someone else they were looking for. They were forced to take him to hospital because they had rendered him Unconscious! As a direct result of these lies, Without carrying out simple Alcohol/drug test. he was misdiagnosed Alcohol Poisoning – With Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding. He was unwarrantly transfused over 5.5 liters of blood and saline, Causing a horrific chain of medical events. Drifting in and out of consciousness his complaints 10 recorded times were completely ignored by medics, Thinking as police told them he was a drug taken drunk they had found in the street laying in blood.!

    A complete pack of lies, (Forensics proved, London and Dublin Marathon runner since he was 16 years old.? Alan Never drank or smoked in his life.!) His negligent treatment caused him to “Drown In a Hospital bed! He suffered Respiratory Arrest.! 5 nurses tried to resuscitate him, ( “NONE of theses nurses can be traced by Police or HM Coroner, or NHS Executive.??) He had stopped breathing for too long, “Irreversible Brain Damage! Was detected by Junior Doctor Deborah Jane Turfrey.! Evidence will confirm, She was ordered by telephone instructions to “give him “Some Diazepam.! Turfrey was fully aware Diazepam is a Respiratory Depressant drug. She, also was aware the administration of this drug would cause Respiratory Paralysis deliberately leading to a “Second” and Fatal Cardiac Arrest!! 23 year old, a victim of police unlawful actions and lies, Caused the premeditated murder of Alan Martin Sweeney 1st July 1991 “Covered Up By Dr Freddy Patel.? He completely ignored the unnecessary transfusions causing a Massive Circulatory volume Shut down, again, leading to “Irreversible Brain Damage.! Patel Claimed Alan had Died from a Massive Brain Haemorrhage with “YES” Heart disease he had since childbirth. Two completely made up “Red Herrings” Completely ignoring the TRUE cause of death, NO toxicology report which would have proved murder. NO Inquest. NO police Criminal Investigation Ignoring unlawful detainment. Making This a Murder whilst in Police Custody.! NO ST Mary,s Internal inquiry. Alan Died in July 1991.! An inquest was Ordered by the then Commissioner Sir John Stevens, He gave the running to Police the very people responsible for killing him.
    Internal Affairs, 15-19 September 2003.! Westminster Coroners Court. For Obvious Criminal reasons HM Coroner Dr Paul Knapman “Refused to preside.? The Met were so embarrassed over NOT finding the 5 Nurses any one could prove Patel was lying. IT is an astonishing fact.! The Police tried to bring a false Medical witness in place of the “Real” ward sister.! They duped the old lady thinking she was summond there because of her late husband.? She told the court she had NO idea who Alan Sweeney was.! The police and Hospital (Baroness Barbara Young of old scone was the Chief Executive.) THE Police and Hospital Soliciters Prevented Dr Patel from giving his “Expert” medical findings as to the cause of death, i paid him £700 way back in 1996.? That document was also barred evidence. The Police and Hospital Solicitors were told by Patel I could “Prove” He (Patel,s) evidence was Criminally Fabricated. He was out of that court like a bat out of hell. Again, Just like Ian Tomlinson he criminally gave the Corrupt Police and Coroners “Magic 2 words “Natural Causes” This man and HM Coroner Knapman should be serving prison terms, Again, Remember he also claimed Murdered Sally Rose White died of again, a “Heart Attack.! Regards Sweeney.

  2. I have made “3 comments.! One was somehow deleted calling Keir Starmer, IPCC, CPS, GMC Coroner Paul Knapman the Met “Provably Criminally corrupt. They Obviously fear the truth.!

    I have absolutely no fear of prosecution.! I can prove by documented evidence I am “truthfully” (A concept the above knows absolutely Nothing about.? They have the Morals of second hand car dealers.) There are more honest lags serving prison terms for far less than these crooks have caused for their own personal Gain. Patel Did.? I am merely Informing the Public what they need to know. Who does a “Lay person turn to When the Metropolitan Police “Cause Irreversible Brain Damage.! So bad the victim is again, Provably put to death by 3 lethal injections. To a Negligently comatose Respiratory Arrested Patient.?
    POLICE are Covering up Murder They Caused..!!!

    Then it is a case of what department “Twists the facts, Lies, to get each other out of the brown stuff. Tailoring evidence to deliberately suit the situation. Just ask Starmer, and Coroner Knapman. City of London coroner Paul Mattews tried to “Use more than willing patel to corrupt the investigation of Not Only my boy but Ian Tolinson, Murdered Sally Rose White. Police were fully aware her death was an obvious murder but, To investigate Tony Hardy a Nutter would have been a waste of Police Money NOT dreaming he would kill 2 more women.” “Why was Patel not Struck Off then.? 2 Innocent women would still be alive today. Police are Fully aware Dr Patel is past his sell by date. Useless to them so the threw him to the wolves. I welcome “ANY” Questions. Regards Sweeney

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    Freddy Patel, the MET’s pet pathologist, has today been found guilty of misconduct by the General Medical Council. Result!

    Now the fucker should be charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice as we previously suggested back in April.

    His evidence should also be dismissed with regard to the Ian Tomlinson case. The main reason cited by the CPS for the decision that the policeman in question would not face any charges was the failure of the three pathologists to reach an agreement. Surely today’s GMC verdict must now be taken into account, and the CPS decision reviewed, so justice can finally be served.

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  5. 3/9/2010. 3 Months suspension.! It is a total disgrace.! Utter GMC Blatant Corruption…. The General Medical Council “Have” criminal evidence concerning this evil monster Dr Freddy Patel going back Years. Evidence that “proves” he and the Metropolitan Police have a history of conspiring to pervert the course of Justice.! Criminal Acts.! He Covered up the Medical Murder of a young patient so badly misdiagnosed and Grossly mistreated he “DROWNED IN A HOSPITAL BED! Suffered Respiratory Arrest 1200 ml of fluid aspirated from his lungs by a team of 5 nurses “WHO CANNOT BE TRACED BY POLICE OR NHS OR HM CORONER.? The boy suffered Irreversible Brain Damage.!Dr Patel Found “Natural Causes.! With Heart Disease Since childbirth, Preventing an Inquest.? HE was a well known schoolboy cross country running champion.! He ran the full London and Dublin Marathons every year since 16 years old.! These are Patels Favoured “RED HERRINGS” Evidence will confirm. The hospital doctors conspired to Terminate the patient because of what Police and unqualified medics did to him.? THEY MURDERED HIM BY 3 LETHAL INJECTIONS TO DELIBERATELY CAUSING RESPIRATORY PARALYSIS INDUCING A SECOND AND FATAL CARDIAC ARREST! Dr Freddy Patel Covered up this Premeditated MURDER..! The GMC and The Metropolitan Police “HAVE” this evidence for Years. They will do absolutely “Nothing…. There was NO INQUEST! NO POLICE INVESTIGATION. Considering this was a case of “MURDER WHILST IN POLICE CUSTODY”! NO TOXICOLOGY EVIDENCE. NO ST MARY,S HOSPITAL INQUIRY, CONSIDERING THE USE OF UNQUALIFIED MEDICS.. MS BARBARA YOUNG WAS CHIEF EXECUTIVE! NOW “BARONESS BARBARA YOUNG OF OLD SCONE… Covered these atrocities up.? Shame on the GMC…

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