G20 death: Met Police to review PC Simon Harwood misconduct case

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A police officer who hit Ian Tomlinson with a baton and pushed him to the ground at the G20 protests in April 2009 has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

PC Simon Harwood, 45, of south London, denied the manslaughter of Mr Tomlinson, 47, on the grounds that he used reasonable force.

Speaking after the court verdict, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner said they would review the misconduct case against Mr Harwood.

She added: "It is clear that insufficient recording and checks meant that detailed information regarding this officer's misconduct history was not shared at key points. We got that wrong."

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