Sat, 18 Apr 2009 01:16:06 GMT
A London police officer is questioned on suspicion of manslaughter after it was found that a British man died of bleeding and not a heart attack.
The incident took place during London's G20 summit protests in April.
A Friday statement from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said a police officer was suspended after a second examination conducted by coroner Nat Cary revealed that the victim had died of internal bleeding.
"Following the initial results of the second post-mortem, a Metropolitan Police officer has been interviewed under caution for the offence of manslaughter as part of an ongoing inquiry into the death of Ian Tomlinson," a Friday statement from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.
Ian Tomlinson, a newspaper seller, died after being pushed to the ground with the police officer's baton at this month's G20 summit during demonstrations against the meeting of world leaders in London.
Reports said that Tomlinson had not taken part in the demonstrations that lasted for two days in April. An initial post-mortem examination found Tomlinson suffering a heart attack.
The IPCC statement noted that the cause of the internal bleeding remained to be ascertained. It refrained from giving detailed information on Tomlinson's death which has raised concerns about the tactics deployed by police to contain protesters.
Scores of complaints alleging that police exercised brutality at the demonstrations followed the case.
Earlier on Wednesday, London's Scotland Yard suspended a second police officer, caught on video beating a woman during the G20 protests. The footage shows a police officer hitting a woman in the face before using his baton to beat her on the legs.