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Op-Ed: A bad week for the Metropolitan Police

London - This week, the Metropolitan Police settled with the family of Ian Tomlinson. They have yet to properly face the music for allowing an alleged rapist to commit a double murder.

Op-Ed: Sandy Island and other modern hoaxes

Sydney - Do you believe everything your government tells you? That was a rhetorical question, but can you believe what you read in a dictionary or see in an atlas? Alas, not always.

Op-Ed: Police killers and killers of police

Manchester - Yesterday, PC Simon Harwood was sacked after an internal disciplinary hearing. Although cleared of manslaughter, he is morally responsible for the death of Ian Tomlinson. Today the boot was on the other foot as two policewomen were murdered in Manchester.

Policemen behaving badly

London - Simon Harwood may have been acquitted of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson, but this affair is far from over as he faces a disciplinary hearing.

Op-Ed: The death of Ian Tomlinson — After the not guilty verdict

London - After PC Simon Harwood was cleared of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson, the victim's family vowed to bring a civil action against the Metropolitan Police.

Simon Harwood and the death of Ian Tomlinson

London - In April 2009, a police officer assaulted a man at a protest in London. Within minutes, the victim was dead. Today, at Southwark Crown Court, a jury cleared him of manslaughter.

Murder and manslaughter in the UK

The trial of the man accused of the murder of Indian student Anuj Bidve has heard more shocking testimony, and the jury is out in the manslaughter trial of police officer Simon Harwood.

Crime in the UK — Bomb threats, rape and murder

Jokes about bombs and airports are unlikely be leave many judges laughing. Rape, manslaughter and murder are not laughing matters either.

Op-Ed: Police officer charged with manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson

More than two years after he pushed a man in the back at a London G20 protest, a police officer is to be charged with his manslaughter.

Op-Ed: No whitewash this time, thanks to mobile phone cameras

An article relating to the aftermath of the death of the innocent bystander Ian Tomlinson at the April 2009 G20 protests in London

Inquest rules Ian Tomlinson killed unlawfully during UK's G20

The inquest on newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson and the background to the incident that led to his death in April 2009 has determined PC Simon Harwood caused the man's death.

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A still from video footage obtained by The Guardian showing the aftermath of what appears to be a po...
A still from video footage obtained by The Guardian showing the aftermath of what appears to be a police assault of Ian Tomlinson on April 1, 2009. The video was shot by an investment fund manager from New York, who passed it to The Guardian. He has relinquished his copyright and wants it to be distributed freely.

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