Dalian Atkinson’s family say five-year wait for trial was ‘unacceptable’

Police officer Benjamin Monk convicted of manslaughter of former footballer during disturbance in 2016

Dalian Atkinson’s family told of their relief and continuing pain after a five-year battle for justice saw a British police officer become the first in 35 years to be convicted of manslaughter while on duty.

PC Benjamin Monk used excessive force when he fired an electric stun gun into the former professional footballer for 33 seconds – six times longer than is standard – and kicked him twice in the head as he lay on the ground, a jury found.

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