Monday, 30 November 2009

Tomlinson family complain to IPCC about 'cover up'

From the Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign:

Today the family of Ian Tomlinson lodged a further complaint with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The IPCC have been asked to investigate the claim that a senior Metropolitan Police officer misled those investigating the cause of the death of Ian Tomlinson by alleging that Ian fell onto the ground before the assault incident with the police officer (which was captured on video).

Paul King, son of Ian Tomlinson, said

"We feel that there has been a cover up from the start. The first statement from the police was that they were trying to save Ian’s life while protesters were throwing missiles at them. Then the police liaison officer told us Ian died of “natural causes”. After the video came out, the City of London Police investigator told us that it may have been a protester in disguise who assaulted Ian. Now it has come to light that a senior officer in the Metropolitan Police has given the investigation misleading information. We are asking the IPCC for a full report on what looks like a cover-up."

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your complaint to the IPCC. Bearing in mind though the police got away with murdering that guy on the London underground I'm not hopefully. Given that the only people that heard the police give a warning were the police themselves indicates that they are quite capable of lying. I'd imagine they are re writing their notebooks and files as we speak.

Random Blowe | Original articles licensed under a Creative Commons License.