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UK police on trial accused of soccer player’s murder

UK police on trial accused of soccer player’s murder
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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.
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