Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner
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Met Police apology over Ian Tomlinson death

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner has said the Met Police accepts Ian Tomlinson was "unlawfully killed" at the G20 protests in London in 2009.

Mr Tomlinson had been walking home when he was struck with a baton and pushed to the ground by then-PC Simon Harwood.

Ms de Brunner said: "I take full responsibility for the actions of Simon Harwood on 1 April 2009. His actions fell far below the standard we expect from our officers."

The Met Police has reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of Mr Tomlinson.

Though Mr Harwood was acquitted last year of manslaughter, he was later sacked by the Met Police for gross misconduct.

  • 05 Aug 2013
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