PC Benjamin Monk also alleged to have used Taser weapon on former Aston Villa player for six times longer than guideline limit
A police officer murdered the former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson, first shooting him with a Taser stun gun for 33 seconds, then kicking him in the head as though striking a football, causing his head to snap back violently, a jury heard on Tuesday.
PC Benjamin Monk denies murder and manslaughter following the incident on 15 August 2016 in Telford, Shropshire, which began at the home of Atkinson’s father.
Written by Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent
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