UK police on trial accused of soccer player’s murder
|Toronto Star 04 May 2021 at 18:55|
West Mercia Police Constables Benjamin Monk, right, and Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith arrive at Birmingham Crown Court, Birmingham, England, Tuesday May 4, 2021, to stand trial. British prosecutors accused police officer Benjamin Monk on Tuesday of using unnecessary force against Dalian Atkinson, 48, a former Premier League soccer player, who died after being kicked in the head and shot with a stun gun. Police Constable Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith, 31, is also facing trial charged with assault.