Tag Archives: policing

Adding Iniquity to Injury

Workers arrested at South Africa’s Marikana mine have been charged in court with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot by police. The 270 workers would be tried under the “common purpose” doctrine because they were in the crowd which confronted police on 16 August, an official said. Police opened fire, killing 34 miners […]

Unreasonable Force

A police officer who hit Ian Tomlinson with a baton and pushed him to the ground at the G20 protests has been found not guilty of manslaughter. PC Simon Harwood, 45, of south London, denied the manslaughter, in April 2009, of Mr Tomlinson, 47, on the grounds that he used reasonable force. Mr Tomlinson, was […]

South Park On Thames

Sir Ian Blair says he was forced out of the job of Metropolitan Police commissioner by Boris Johnson “to show the power of the London mayoralty”. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that it had “dangerous implications” for the future of British policing. He also said the UK did not have the safeguards in […]