G20 police officer Delroy Smellie cleared of assault
March 31, 2010
A Metropolitan Police officer accused of striking a woman with a metal baton at a G20 protest has been cleared.
Sgt Delroy Smellie denied common assault on Nicola Fisher, 36, of Brighton, during the protest in Exchange Square, London, in April 2009.
The officer told City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court he feared objects in her hand were weapons…
Judge Wickham watched video footage of the incident and looked at numerous photographs before coming to a decision on the case, which was heard without a jury…
Prosecutors have spent some six months looking at the death of Ian Tomlinson. They are yet to decide whether to charge any officers over that incident.