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Another police officer suspended after hitting a woman with a baton during G20 protests

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UK Daily Mail
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A police sergeant filmed hitting out at a woman during the G20 protests was suspended last night.

Scotland Yard is facing fresh allegations of brutality during the week of the summit in London after video footage on YouTube showed an officer swiping at the female with his hand before apparently hitting her across the legs with a baton.

The evidence was passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), a Yard spokesman said.

‘The officer has been identified and suspended pending further investigation. The officer works as a sergeant in the territorial support group,’ the spokesman said.

The Met said the matter raised ‘immediate concerns’ as it announced the IPCC, which is already probing the death of Ian Tomlinson, would launch an inquiry.

Labour MP David Winnick condemned what he said was ‘outright police brutality’ while Shami Chakrabarti, of Liberty added: ‘It is very difficult to understand what justifies a gargantuan police officer assaulting a smaller woman for having the audacity to complain.

‘It is no doubt a pressure cooker environment, however highly-trained professionals are supposed to be better at defusing the situation.’

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David Howarth, Liberal Democrat justice spokesman, called for a ‘full-scale inquiry’.

 

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