The woman, clutching a carton of orange juice and digital camera, remonstrates with the officer. He is then seen drawing a baton from his pocket and striking the woman on her legs. The officer’s badge number was concealed.
The usual denials and coverups would continue, except for those damn video cameras that protesters have. The agency investigating, the apparently poorly named Independent Police Complaints Commission first said there was no CCTV coverage of the earlier Tomlinson attack then was forced to say, gosh, looks like there were after all. Maybe they didn’t have time to destroy all the tapes. Did I say that? Gosh, sorry. Wouldn’t want to impute the motives of a fearless investigative commission that wishes only to discover the truth.