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PC who struck Atkinson believed he posed a threat, court told

If the PC accused of assaulting Dalian Atkinson "genuinely perceived a threat, even if mistakenly", then she was not acting unlawfully, her barrister has told the court.

Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith (left) arriving at Birmingham Crown Court

Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith (left) arriving at Birmingham Crown Court

Date - 11th June 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
The officer accused of assaulting Mr Atkinson struck him with a baton after he was Tasered because he still posed a threat in an “incomprehensibly difficult, frightening” situation, her barrister has told a court. Prosecutors allege PC...
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