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Old 22.07.2010, 21:50
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Re: Yet again the Met get away with murder.

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but he pushed the guy to move him along, from which the poor guy died. So tragic, but not murder.
The cop drove his baton into the leg of the victim - this is a martial arts technique specifically designed to bring an opponent to the floor; I know because a Police DCS (who also teaches combat technique at police colleges) taught the technique at an Aikido summer school I attended many moons ago.

The fact that the guy died is bad enough; however it seems very convenient that the DPP waited until after the time limit when an assault charge could be brought to announce their decision; plus all the attempted and frankly clumsy cover ups just serve to exacerbate the situation.

Also let us not forget that the same cop had already been the subject if disciplinary investigations from another force and he escaped proceedings when he decided to spend more time with his family; only to be rehired by the Met.

At the very least, the cop should be subject to disciplinary proceedings and if found guilty, dismissed from the force with loss of pension. Failure to do so will simply push the UK further down the road of becoming yet another banana republic.

Cheers,
Nick
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