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The death of Ian Tomlinson: letter from Keir Starmer QC to Jenny Jones

14/10/2010

Releasing a response to Jenny Jones today, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said:

"In light of the recent findings by the General Medical Council on Dr Patel's fitness to practise, the Crown Prosecution Service has reconsidered the decision not to prosecute PC Harwood for the manslaughter of Mr Ian Tomlinson. This was a matter raised in a letter to me from Jenny Jones, a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority. In the interests of transparency and accountability, I am taking the unusual step of making my reply to Ms Jones public and from today onwards a full copy of my letter to Ms Jones is available on the CPS website. I urge all those with an interest in this case to read it carefully and thoroughly."

Download the letter from Keir Starmer to Ms Jones in PDF format