G20 Police Witnesses IDed: City of London Police dog handler ‘D2’

G20 Police Witnesses IDed: City of London Police dog handler 'D2'

G20 Police Witnesses IDed: City of London Police dog handler 'D2'

G20 Police Witnesses IDed: City of London Police dog handler 'D2'

Officer D2 is the second handler we see, who appears to have walked around the other side of the cycle racks to D1 to meet Tomlinson. He appears to have a radio or phone or some other dark coloured item attached to the left-hand lapel of his hi-viz jacket. He appears to be younger and leaner than D1, possibly in his twenties or early thirties, and appears to have some thin facial hair or thick stubble.

He too uses his dog (a black coated dog) aggressively towards Tomlinson, and can be clearly seen lunging at him, pulling the dog’s lead as he steps behind Tomlinson.

When Officer A strikes Tomlinson with his baton, D2 does not appear to be looking, but by the time of the shove his head seems tilted more in that direction.

By the time Tomlinson staggers off, D2 appears to be positioned to the front and left of the fountain.

Thanks again to Colin McQuillen/TwoThumbsFresh.

[Edited to add links and more information, Thursday 23/4/9]

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3 responses to “G20 Police Witnesses IDed: City of London Police dog handler ‘D2’

  1. Why do you need to ID him? He has his ID on his shoulder?

  2. He does indeed appear to have his shoulder number on his epaulette, however this is not visible in this or other pictures I am currently aware of.

    This officer was a witness – along with at least 17 other police officers – to the deadly assault on Ian Tomlinson. No police officers came forward to provide an account of the circumstances of the assault prior to Mr Tomlinson’s death until after the ‘American toruist’ video was published.

    Since then we hear that four police officers have come forward. This suggests that police officers at this incident did not want to come forward until they could be seen on video. Given the execution of the G20 policing operation, the media management, and the subsequent reticence of police to act in a candid, open and transparent fashion, and given the very public failures of the IPCC to get to grips with the investigation of the circumstances of the Tomlinson death in a fashion which inspires public confidence, it seems entirely reasonable for responsible and engaged citizens to exercise public pressure on those police witnesses present and on those exercising command within the police with a view towards encouraging those witnesses and others with relevant knowledge to come forward.

    If that means publicly identifying by photograph, name or shoulder number those officers present, then so be it.

    [ETA]

    This venture is not that of one person or one blog, it is a project clearly being undertaken by a slew of people, many of whom do not even know each other, connected only by their concern over the Tomlinson incident.

    When events happen in the public forum, which involve (supposed) public servants, then it is to be expected that members of the public might take it upon themselves, individually or collectively, to gather together publicly-held information in order to try and make some sense of it all. That this is done openly and in the public domain is entirely proper.

    If a member of the public commits an act in a public space which disturbs public order, then they might expect that a public servant would take action.

    If a public servant commits an act in a public space which disturbs public order, then they might expect that members of the public would take action.

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