Increase the Sentence of PC Monk for the manslaughter of Dalian Atkinson

Increase the Sentence of PC Monk for the manslaughter of Dalian Atkinson

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Desmond Jaddoo started this petition to Ministry of Justice

PC Benjamin Monk a serving West Mercia police officer was jailed for eight years by the Recorder for Birmingham, on Tuesday 29th June 2021, following a six-week trial during which jurors heard that the Telford-based officer had used excessive force in dealing with the retired footballer Dalian Atkinson.

He tasered Dalian Atkinson for 33 seconds 6 times  the discharge limit and kicked Dalian in his head 2 times leaving imprints in the head.

The Judge in his ruling gave what he describe as a minimum sentence despite this Officer placing The Atkinson family, friends and the community through the full ordeal of a trial following the incident in August 2016, for which it is asserted that he showed no remorse having been found guilty of manslaughter with his unlawful use of force.

We request your support in demandingbthstbthissentence be increased to 15  years that would ensure accountability that the life of Dalian Atkinson mattered. Although this is the first conviction of a Police Officer and sentence in direct connection with the death of a black man, the sentence of 8 years with a possible release after 5 years is far too lenient.

Therefore, for the sake of equality and natural justice we call for this sentence to be reviewed by the Ministry of Justice and that it be increased to a minimum term of 15 years.

Organisors : Desmond Jaddoo and Charlie Williams 

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