Thursday, 3 December 2009

IPCC Press Release on Complaint From Tomlinson Family

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have issued the following press release on the new complaint from the Tomlinson family:

IPCC to independently investigate complaint from family
of Ian Tomlinson

2 December 2009

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to independently investigate a complaint from the family of Ian Tomlinson.

The complaint alleges that an Acting Detective Inspector gave incorrect information to a pathologist involved in the third post mortem.

The family submitted a complaint to the IPCC on 30 November 2009.

Notes for editors:

A file was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service on 4 August 2009 following the completion of the IPCC's independent investigation into the death of Ian Tomlinson .

The investigation is continuing concerning complaints made by Mr Tomlinson's family about the media handling following his death.

Issued by:

Trish Keville, IPCC press officer for London and south east on 0207 166 3130

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Photos from last night's Candlelit Vigil

Louise Whittle was taking photographs for the Ian Tomlinson Family Campaign at last night's vigil. Here are a small selection:

The Tomlinson family

Julia Tomlinson
John McDonnell MP

Vivian Figueiredo (Jean Charles de Menezes' cousin)

Family Respond with Disbelief to News of TSG 'Goodwill Tour'

Julia Tomlinson responded with disgust and disbelief to news in the Times that officers from the Territorial Support Group are embarking on a 'goodwill tour' to explain to people "what their job really entails":

The road shows across the capital have been given the go-ahead after the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests earlier this year which also resulted in hundreds of complaints.
Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison is reported to have said:
"We have to accept that the TSG have an issue with their image and it is our job now to get out there and explain what it is the TSG do. It is up to us to ensure the public understand what it is we do and why we do it because people don't."

"It is about demystifying what we do and how we do it."
In a response on behalf of the family, Julia said:
"It is disgusting that on the evening we are holding a vigil to remember the death of Ian Tomlinson, the Metropolitan Police announce a TSG "good will tour" to improve their image. We are in total disbelief about the tour and the timing of it".

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Mayor's message for Ian Tomlinson Vigil

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has sent a letter to be read out at the Candlelit vigil for Ian Tomlinson on Tuesday 1st December at 6pm.

The family intend to read the message out at the vigil and said they were "pleased the Mayor has sent supportive words at this difficult time".

The Mayor's message reads:

"As Mayor of London, I'm sure I speak for all fellow Londoners when I send my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Ian Tomlinson.

Christmas is a time for families but for members of the Tomlinson family this will be a very difficult Christmas without their loved one.

Our thoughts are with them."

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